Submitted to: National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/1/2008
Publication Date: 4/1/2008
Citation: Molin, W.T. 2008. Browntop Millet: An Emerging Weed Problem. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference, Nashville, TN, January 8-11, 2008. pp. 1715-1718.
Technical Abstract: Browntop millet, a pasture grass used for hay and forage, has been found in late season cotton where soil residual herbicides were not applied at layby. Browntop millet may become established beneath the cotton canopy and form entanglements with cotton stalks resulting in interfence at harvest. Browntop millet populations were lowest in treatments that were tilled in the fall of the previous year and had preemergence herbicides applied in spring. The absence of effective residual layby grass control programs may result in browntop millet recruitment into cotton fields. Browntop millet presence at harvest will not only complicate mechanical harvest but will likely affect lint color grade and trash content.