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dc.contributor.author Charles, Graham
dc.contributor.author Taylor, Ian
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-10T13:26:32Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-10T13:26:32Z
dc.date.issued 2008-08-10
dc.identifier.uri http://www.insidecotton.com/xmlui/handle/1/2603
dc.description.abstract Data from last season was used to test the critical period for weed control approach for irrigated and dryland Roundup Ready Flex cotton crops. The critical period for weed control was applied to dirty, average and clean fields, where weeds emerged after each rainfall and irrigation event. Applying the critical period approach required that the start of weed control began soon after crop emergence, while weeds were still small. A lighter herbicide rate might be appropriate for small weeds. The duration of the critical period depended on the density of weeds that emerged after the first treatment. All weed flushes in the 2007-08 season were controlled using Roundup during the critical period, with an inter-row cultivation or an early application of a residual layby herbicide available as an additional weed management tool if required. The results show that ensuring weeds are controlled soon after emergence is a practical approach to weed control which will help optimize crop yields. The approach can be equally applied to irrigated and dryland crops using Roundup Ready Flex, Liberty Link or conventional cotton varietie
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dc.subject Weeds
dc.subject Herbicide tolerance
dc.title Using the critical period for weed control to manage weeds in Roundup Ready Flex cotton in the 2007-08 season
dc.subject.crdc 4b
CRDC.KeywordsUnrestricted weed, weeds, uru, roundup ready flex, inter-row cultivation, reducing weed pressure, fieldrrrcultidirectedrlaybydirectedrculticlean fieldrrcultidirectedrplantiiiiiiicumulative day, dryland cotton, layby herbicide application, residual herbicide, layby residual, excessive early season weed, threshold weed density, residual layby herbicide, fieldclean fieldrrdirectedrrrrweedy, dryland cotton production, bladder ketmia, burr medic, early layby herbicide, weed germination


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