The Evaluation and Demonstration of the Ability of Garden-Mate(tm) to Afford Adequate Herbicidal Activity in Sweet Corn at Reduced Rates of Atrazine and Metoloclor

Final Report for FNE94-075

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1994: $781.71
Projected End Date: 12/31/1996
Region: Northeast
State: Pennsylvania
Project Leader:
Harry Zimmerman
Cinnamon Hill Farm
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Note to readers, attached is the complete final report for FNE94-075.

The recommended application rate for an Atrazine-Dual tank mix for 1996 is 1.233 lb of Atrazine and 1.60 lb of metolachlor per acre. Our results demonstrate that these levels can be reduced to at least 41% and 62.5% respectively, of these amounts with minimal loss of weed control. By using only 0.5 lb of altrazine and 1.0 lb of metolachlor per acre, a farmer can save $7.89 per acre in chemical expenses and still achieve an acceptable degree of weed control. Problems caused by atrazine carryover are negated. In our best case only .3 lb/acre of atrazine was used in acceptable levels of control.


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