Kudzu eradication trials with new herbicides

  • Authors: Miller, James H.
  • Publication Year: 1988
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: In: Proceedings, 41st Annual Meeting Southern Weed Science Society; 1988 January 18-20; Tulsa, OK. [Champaign, IL]: Southern Weed Science Society. 220-225.

Abstract

Two screening studies in Georgia tested new herbicides as potential eradicators of kudzu (Pueraria lobata (Willd.) Ohwi). One study was conducted on a Coastal Plain and the other on a Piedmont site. Tordon 101 was applied as the standard. Those herbicides which are currently labeled for forest land site preparation and which gave control comparable to Tordon 101 (a-0.05) were Tordon K at 4 qt/A and Arsenal Applicator Concentrate at 6 qt/A, Lower rates of Arsenal, Oust + Roundup rates up to 6 oz + 2 qt/A, and Escort rates up to 8 oz/A did not yield effective control, Spike sow, a noncrop herbicide, gave control comparable to Tordon 101 when applied at rates of 4 and 6 lb product/A, An experimental herbicide, Lontrel at 2.64 qt/A, gave statistically less control than the Tordon standard. Another experimental formulation, Escort, in combination with Roundup at 1 oz f 1 qt, gave good control and appears promising for controlling kudzu invading pine plantations.

  • Citation: Miller, James H. 1988. Kudzu eradication trials with new herbicides. In: Proceedings, 41st Annual Meeting Southern Weed Science Society; 1988 January 18-20; Tulsa, OK. [Champaign, IL]: Southern Weed Science Society. 220-225.
  • Posted Date: April 1, 1980
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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