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11 September 2019 Bermudagrass tolerance of indaziflam PRE applications in forage production
Nicholas L. Hurdle, Timothy L. Grey, Patrick E. McCullough, Donn Shilling, Jason Belcher
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Bermudagrass is a major forage species throughout Georgia and the Southeast. An essential part of achieving high-yielding, top-quality forages is proper weed control. Indaziflam is a residual herbicide that controls many broadleaf and grass species by inhibiting cellulose biosynthesis. Research conducted in Tift and Colquitt counties in Georgia determined optimal PRE rates for indaziflam for bermudagrass forage production. Treatments applied at spring greenup of established ‘Alicia’ bermudagrass included indaziflam at 47, 77, 155, or 234 g ai ha–1 PRE, pendimethalin at 4,480 g ha–1 PRE, a split application of indaziflam at 47 g ha–1 PRE followed by the same rate applied POST after the first cutting, and a nontreated control (seven treatments in all). Forages were machine harvested three times each year for each location beginning at least 47 d after treatment (DAT), with final cuttings up to 168 DAT. For all treatments, fresh- and dry-weight yields at each harvest and totals for the season did not differ from the nontreated control. Indaziflam at 155 and 234 g ha–1 did cause minor stunting at 44 DAT, but this was transient and not observed at the second harvest. Indaziflam applied PRE has the potential to provide residual control of troublesome weeds in bermudagrass forage and hay production, with ephemeral stunting at the recommended application rates.

Nomenclature: Indaziflam; pendimethalin; bermudagrass; Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.

© Weed Science Society of America, 2019.
Nicholas L. Hurdle, Timothy L. Grey, Patrick E. McCullough, Donn Shilling, and Jason Belcher "Bermudagrass tolerance of indaziflam PRE applications in forage production," Weed Technology 34(1), 125-128, (11 September 2019).
Received: 5 April 2019; Accepted: 20 July 2019; Published: 11 September 2019
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