Trifluralin + Isoxaben Crop Safety – 2013

Research Summary Abstract

In an effort to provide weed management tools to growers of a wide variety of nursery ornamental crops this research was undertaken to expand the three pre-emergent herbicide labels: Pendulum 2G (pendimethalin), Pennant Magnum (s-metolachlor), and Snapshot 2.5TG (trifluralin + isoxaben). This report covers only Snapshot 2.5TG. The rates chosen for this research were 2.5, 5, and 10 pounds active ingredient per acre (lb ai per acre) as a 1/2X, 1X and 2X rates. From 2004 to 2013, IR-4 completed 418 trials on Snapshot 2.5TG. One hundred forty one crops were examined. Of these, 62 species exhibited no or minimal transient injury after application at all three rates. Eight crops exhibited no phytotoxicity at 2.5 or 5.0 lb ai per acre, but did have some injury at the higher rate of 10 lb ai per acre. Twenty-two species exhibited phytotoxicity at the 5 lb ai per acre rate. For the remaining 59 crops, IR-4 would recommend generating additional data because either fewer than 3 trials were conducted or different locations exhibited different responses.

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