- Author: Luis Espino
Last month I contributed a small article for Rice Farming Magazine. I used data generated by the UC Weed Project to illustrate the point of how difficult, complicated and expensive weed control can be once herbicide-resistant weeds are established in a field. Well, a very observant PCA noticed that there was a mistake in my example. Here it is: "However, if dealing with ALS-resistant watergrass and propanil-resistant sedges, this program would be a failure. In this case, a more appropriate program may consist of application of a tankmix of Granite GR and Shark at the 2.5 leaf stage of rice, followed by application of a tankmix of Abolish and Regiment at the 5 leaf stage of rice." Obviously, you can't tankmix Granite GR and Shark! What I meant to say was, a same day application of Granite GR and Shark at the 2.5 leaf stage. This base application gave very good control of umbrellasedge and broadleaves, good control of bulrush, but mediocre control of late watergrass. The follow up application of Abolish and Regiment resulted in excellent control of all weeds.
Apologies for the confusion!