Glyphosate is one of the most commonly used herbicides in orchard crops in California both in terms of treated acres and amount of active ingredient applied. Weed managers are generally familiar with the attributes of glyphosate as a postemergence herbicide. Duke and Powles (2008) published an article in Pest...
According to the most recent statistics, the United States (US) was the world's sixth largest producer of melons, with a significant proportion (>50%) of the country's production occurring in California. In 2011, 36,900 and 10,300 acres of cantaloupes and honeydews were harvested, respectively. Combined, the crops were valued at an estimated $227 million, which is an increase of 29% over 2010.
Weed control in melons is difficult due to the vining nature of the crop (which can prohibit mechanical cultivation) and the limited availability of safe and selective preemergence (PRE) and postemergence (POST) herbicides. Early-season weed control is crucial in order to prevent competitive...
- Author: Brad Hanson
Reposted (with permission) from the Strawberries and Caneberries UC ANR blog
Link to original post (October 11, 2013): Clarification on the Use of Chateau (flumioxazin) prior to Strawberry Transplanting written by Oleg Daugovish, Steve Fennimore, and Mark Bolda
Great post Mark!
A response to the question posed to us...