Banded Application of Herbicide in No-Till Corn

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1999: $2,100.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2000
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $2,400.00
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:


  • Agronomic: corn


  • Crop Production: continuous cropping, no-till, application rate management
  • Education and Training: demonstration
  • Natural Resources/Environment: soil stabilization
  • Pest Management: chemical control
  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    Heavy crop residue in continuous no-till corn prevents broadcast herbicide from reaching the soil. I would like to use row cleaners to concentrate residue (mulch) between rows and use only band herbicide application. This would greatly reduce herbicide use while improving weed control in no-till.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.