Kudzu eradication trials testing fifteen herbicides

  • Authors: Miller, James H.
  • Publication Year: 1986
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: In: Proceedings, 39th Annual Meeting Southern Weed Science Society; 1986 January 20-22; Nashville, TN. [Champaign, IL]: Southern Weed Science Society. 276-281.

Abstract

Two studies examined herbicide treatments for controlling kudzu [Pueraria lobata (Willd.) Ohwi]. In one study, fifteen herbicides were tested at 1 or 2 rates at 5 locations. Treatments and re-treatments occurred over a 2-yr period. The most effective herbicides were picloram pellets (4.7 and 5.8 lb ai/a), tebuthiuron pellets (6 lb ai/a), and picloram + 2,4-D (1 + 4 and 1.5 + 6 lb ai/a). Eradication was achieved on plots at one or more locations with these treatments plus spot re-treatments. Kudzu was more difficult to control as patch age increased. The second study compared picloram + 2,4-D (1 + 4 lb ai/a) and dicamba (4 lb ai/a) applied with spray volumes (herbicide + water) of 40, 60, and 80, gal/a and at four timings. Control was best when treatments were applied in late May through October. Carrier volume was not a siginificant variable.

  • Citation: Miller, James H. 1986. Kudzu eradication trials testing fifteen herbicides. In: Proceedings, 39th Annual Meeting Southern Weed Science Society; 1986 January 20-22; Nashville, TN. [Champaign, IL]: Southern Weed Science Society. 276-281.
  • Posted Date: April 1, 1980
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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