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Author(s):Elmore, Matthew T.; Murphy, James A.; Park, Bradley S.
Author Affiliation:Department of Plant Biology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
Title:Herbicide regimens for creeping bentgrass control in Kentucky bluegrass
Section:Turf management
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Source:HortScience. Vol. 53, No. 11, November 1 2018, p. 1689-1694.
# of Pages:6
Publishing Information:Alexandria, Virginia: American Society for Horticultural Science
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Agrostis stolonifera; Herbicide evaluation; Herbicide recommendations; Herbicide trials; Mesotrione; Poa pratensis; Tank mix; Topramezone; Weed control
Abstract/Contents:"Creeping bentgrass (CBG; Agrostis stolonifera L.) is a problematic weed of cool-season turfgrass. The herbicide mesotrione is often used for selective control, but CBG often recovers from sequential applications. Research evaluated the efficacy of mesotrione-based sequential application regimens for CBG control in kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) over a 2-year period. In two separate experiments, identical herbicide regimens were initiated in Oct. 2014 or May 2015 and then reapplied to the same plots in Oct. 2015 or May 2016, respectively. Regimens consisted of various sequential application regimens of mesotrione alone (totaling 560 g′ha-1 annually), three sequential applications of mesotrione (175 g′ha-1) tank-mixed with either triclopyr ester (560 or 1120 g′ha-1) or amicarbazone (50 or 100 g′ha-1), and topramezone (32 or 37 g′ha-1) tank-mixed with triclopyr ester (1120 g′ha-1). At the end of each 2-year experiment, the most effective treatments did not eliminate CBG completely. Among treatment regimens initiated in the fall, the most effective treatments reduced CBG cover 49% to 73% at the conclusion of the experiment in Oct. 2016. At the conclusion of the spring experiment in May 2017, the most effective treatments reduced CBG cover 66% to 94%. Topramezone + triclopyr tank mixtures were less effective than mesotrione-containing treatments on most dates. Mesotrione + amicarbazone tank mixtures reduced CBG more effectively than mesotrione alone, but these tank mixtures also caused severe kentucky bluegrass injury. CBG cover reductions from mesotrione + triclopyr tank mixtures and mesotrione alone were generally similar. Among mesotrione-only regimens, there were no consistent differences in CBG cover reduction. This research indicates that turf managers using a selective herbicide regimen to control CBG in kentucky bluegrass should apply mesotrione at the maximum annual use rate (560 g′ha-1) in two to four sequential applications at 2- to 3-week intervals."
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Elmore, M. T., J. A. Murphy, and B. S. Park. 2018. Herbicide regimens for creeping bentgrass control in Kentucky bluegrass. HortScience. 53(11):p. 1689-1694.
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DOI: 10.21273/HORTSCI13050-18
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