Research Summary Abstract
Since 1995 IR-4 has completed 373 trials with products containing halosulfuron (Sedgehammer, Manage) on 132 crops. The data contained in this report weregenerated to expand the current SedgeHammer label to include both directed and over the top applications on certain plant species along with adding nursery production sites. The halosulfuron rates in the 2006 and 2007 testing program were 0.045, 0.09 and 0.18 pounds active ingredient per acre (lb ai per A) as the 1X, 2X and 4X rates. In 2008, 2009, 2010 halosulfuron rates were 0.031, 0.063, and 0.125 lb ai per acre; the lowest registered rate is 0.031 lb ai per acre.
Of the 132 in-ground or container grown plant genera or species examined, 36 crops exhibited no or minimal transient injury after application at all three rates. Eleven crops exhibited no phytotoxicity at 0.045 lb ai per acre but did have some injury at the higher rates. Twenty four crops exhibited phytotoxicity at even the lowest rate.