Weed Control - Chemical, Mechanical, Herbicides

Pest control in tomatoes for processing

Processed tomato products fall into two categories: high value products and soft products. High value includes whole peel products such as whole tomatoes, diced tomatoes, and salsa. Ketchup, sauces, and juice are considered soft products. Tomatoes used for high value products receive higher market...
Cheri Janssen
Steve Smith
Rick Foster
Richard Latin
Stephen Weller
Fred Whitford
Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service

Pest Control in Indiana Cantaloupe Production

Like any crop, cantaloupes compete with weeds and are threatened by insect and disease pests. Melon growers rely on herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides to control pests. Growers rank diseases as their primary concern. Insect and weed pests are significant, but pose less of a threat. Some...
Fred Whitford
Dan Egel
Richard Latin
Rick Foster
Steve Weller
Ralph Gann
Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service

Atrazine Use and Weed Management Strategies to Protect Surface Water Quality

Atrazine can be applied to the soil surface either before or after planting, incorporated into the soil prior to planting, or sprayed on corn and weeds, postemergence. Knowing that atrazine moves predominately in solution (dissolved in water) versus attaching to soil particles aids our...
Bill Johnson
Fred Whitford
Dave Flakne
Tom Bauman
Glenn Nice
Jane Frankenberger
Leighanne Hahn
Tony Bailey
Bill Donald
Chris Mann
Lance Murrell
Dane Bowers
Dennis Tierney
Cheri Janssen
Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service

Growth and Yield Response of Okra Intercropped with Live Mulches

    The objective of the study was to compare the yield of okra grown under different weed management strategies. Field experiments were carried out in 2007 and 2008 cropping season at National Horticultural Research Institute, Ibadan, Nigeria. The experimental design was a split plot...
H.A. Akintoye
A.G. Adebayo
O.O. Aina
Asian Journal of Agricultural Research

Midwest Small Fruit and Grape Spray Guide 2012

    The pest management recommendations in this guide have been formulated to provide you up-to-date information on pesticides and their applicability to your problem. It is suggested that you use this information to set up your own spray program. You should keep accurate records of...
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Midwest Fruit Workers Group

2012 Southeastern Peach, Nectarine and Plum Pest Management and Culture Guide

This guide is to be used only by commercial growers. Pest problems vary across the Southeast. This guide covers multiple states and production areas. Pesticide rates are a guideline. Contents: Effectiveness of disease control materials Peach insecticide and miticide classes, human...
Dan L. Horton
Phillip M. Brannen
University of Georgia

Spray deposition on weeds of common bean crops

Weed control failure in common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) production may be related to inappropriate herbicide application techniques. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to evaluate the amount of spray solution deposition that occurred on the weeds, Bidens pilosa L. and Brachiaria...
Andreia C. P. Rodrigues-Costa
Dagoberto Martins
Neumárcio V. Costa
Maria R. R. Pereira
Ciencia e Investigación Agraria

Peanut Pest Management Scout Manual

Scouting is a tool that peanut producers have used since 1975 to make appropriate treatment decisions about pests. Scouting is only one part of an overall management program called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The goal of IPM is to apply the most up-to-date technology to keep pest populations...
Ron Weeks
Austin Hagan
Wheeler Foshee
Dallas L. Hartzog
John W. Everest
Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Cranberry Pest Management in Wisconsin 2012

The latest recommendations for disease, insect, and weed pest management for cranberry crops. Controlling a pest – be it a weed, an insect, or a disease – is only part of total pest management program. Pest control is a corrective measure; you use pesticides or some other control...
Patricia McManus
Jed Colquhoun
R. Chris Williamson
Glenn Nice
University of Wisconsin-Extension

Glyphosate Exposure Contributes to Internal Browning of Apples during Long-Term Storage

Glyphosate (Round-Up and generics) is an important tool for managing ground cover beneath apple trees. According to the last available data from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, 54% of New York apple acreage was treated with glyphosate at least once in 2007, and 10...
Dave Rosenberger
Chris Watkins
Mario Miranda Sazo
Craig Kahlke
Jacqueline Nock
New York Fruit Quarterly