Control of Common Mildweed (Asclepias syriaca)

Cramer, G L and Burnside, O C (1981) Control of Common Mildweed (Asclepias syriaca). Weed Science, 29 (6). pp. 636-640.

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Control of common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca L.) with postemergence herbicides was investigated in greenhouse and field experiments. In greenhouse experiments, amitrole (3-amino-s-triazole), dicamba (3,6-dichloro-o-anisic acid), glyphosate [N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine], and combinations of amitrole + dicamba, dicamba + 2,4-D [(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)acetic acid], glyphosate + 2,4-D, and glyphosate + dicamba reduced regrowth of 6-week-old common milkweed as compared with the untreated check. Postemergence herbicides commonly used in corn (Zea mays L.), sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench], and soybeans [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] had little effect on emerged common milkweed. Removal of common milkweed top-growth as early as 1 day after treatment did not effect subsequent growth reduction from glyphosate at 0.3 kg/ha or higher. In the field, satisfactory control (70% or better) of common milkweed was obtained with glyphosate at 2.2 kg/ha applied at the early or late bud growth stage. Plots plowed 1 day after application of glyphosate at 2.2 kg/ha still retained satisfactory control of common milkweed 1 yr after treatment. Herbicides applied with a herbicide glove or a roller applicator resulted in common milkweed control similar to that obtained from broadcast spray applications.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: University of Nebraska
Subjects: Plant Protection
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT-InfoSAT
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2012 07:06
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2012 07:06

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