Chemical Weed Control
Why does a pesticide work well one time and not so well the next when everything seems the same? Variable weather could play a role. Or the pest could be less susceptible to the active ingredient. At other times, an inconsistent pesticide performance seems inexplicable.
Disease and insect control is a critical factor in most commercial vineyards. Whilst such control may, in some seasons, be a small proportion of crop value, there is a demand from growers for increased efficiency of spraying. Attention to detail is necessary to improve efficiency of deposition, reduce drift and increase sprayer output.
Charts & Tables:
- Susceptibility of Annual Broadleaf Weeds to Herbicides Registered in Almonds in California
- Susceptibility of Annual Grass and Perennial Weeds to Herbicides Registered in Almonds in California
- Performance of Preemergence Herbicides
- Performance of Postemergence Herbicides
Revised annually, this guide provides spraying schedules for insect and disease pests of apple, pear, cherry, peach and plum trees. You will find safety tips, hints for figuring chemical application rates, and discussions about most pests that attack Missouri fruit trees.
The guide's reference format facilitates locating specific fruit and disease information quickly. Each entry includes chemical material, rate per 100 gallon, rate per acre and comments for each pest/problem.