I found out today that I previously misread the label of a new herbicide registered in several California orchard crops.
Broadworks Herbicide (from Syngenta) was registered in fall 2015 on several citrus, stone fruit, and tree nut crops (but not every crop in those groups).
I'm not entirely sure if I misread the label or if I simply made a typo when I last updated the T&V Herbicide Registration chart (which is totally possible after you've read several dozens of labels). At any rate, I erroneously listed mesotrione as registered on peach in my November update of that chart; however, Broadworks is not actually currently registered on that...
I thought I'd share a link to a YouTube channel from the Ohio State University Weed Science program.
There is a series of short time-lapse videos of several herbicides acting on different weed species. Includes paraquat (a PSI inhibitor), fomesafen (a PPO inhibitor), atrazine (a PSII inhibitor), glyphosate (an EPSPS inhbitor), quizalofop (an ACCase inhibitor), cloransulam (an ALS inhbitor), 2,4-D (a synthetic auxin) and glufosinate (a glutamine synthase inhibitor.
Cool videos (assuming you like watching plants die agonizing deaths, of course...)
Click here: Herbicide Injury - Time-lapse Mode of...
Good news for POST weed control in several tree crops.
With a recent label change, Rely 280 is now registered for use on citrus, stone fruits, pome fruit and olives.
This is also true for all the currently registered glufosinate herbicides which brings conformity among the products with that active ingredient (there was some oddities for a while in that the newer products has slightly broader registrations than the original product their labels were built upon).
Currently registered tree and vine crops include:
A quick post to share a really interesting website created by the USGS National National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program. This site creates pesticide use maps showing geographic distribution of estimated (or actual use in California) of several dozen pesticides on agricultural lands for major crops.
The website introduction states:
The pesticide-use maps provided on this web site show the geographic distribution of estimated use on agricultural land in the conterminous United States for numerous...
Today's post is a) long, b) recycled from another use, c) of high interest due to current weather conditions, or d) all of the above? The correct answer, I think, is "D" all of the above.
As an aside, the length of this post reminds me of one of my favorite Mark Twain quotes " I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead" - there's a lot of truth in that.
Ok, this is actually an article I prepared for the meeting booklet for the Plant...