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 AS  Vol.7 No.10 , October 2016
Benefit of Adding Ammonium Sulfate or Additional Glyphosate to Glyphosate in Corn and Soybean
Abstract:
Nine field trials (4 in corn and 5 in soybean) were conducted over 2 years (2014 and 2015) to determine if there is greater benefit of adding ammonium sulfate (AMS) (2.5 L·haˉ1) or an equal dollar value of glyphosate (406 g·ae·haˉ1) to glyphosate applied at 450, 675 or 900 g·ae·haˉ1 for weed control in corn and soybean. Glyphosate applied at 450 g·ae·haˉ1 controlled velvetleaf 90% to 98%, common ragweed 80% - 97%, common lambsquarters 91% - 99%, Eastern black nightshade 83% - 100% and barnyardgrass 73% - 97% in corn and common ragweed 37% - 89%, common lambsquarters 39% - 98%, barnyardgrass 90% - 98% and green foxtail 91% - 98% in soybean. The addition of AMS to glyphosate applied at 450, 675 or 900 g·ae·haˉ1 provided little to no added benefit for the control of velvetleaf, common ragweed, common lambsquarters, Eastern black nightshade, barnyardgrass and green foxtail in corn and soybean. There was a greater benefit in weed control efficacy by simply adding and equal dollar value of glyphosate (406 g·ae·haˉ1) than AMS (2.5 L·haˉ1) to glyphosate. There was no difference in corn or soybean yield among the herbicide treatments evaluated. Based on these results, addition of AMS to glyphosate at rates evaluated had little benefit on weed control efficacy or yield of corn and soybean.
Cite this paper: Soltani, N. , Nurse, R. , Shropshire, C. and Sikkema, P. (2016) Benefit of Adding Ammonium Sulfate or Additional Glyphosate to Glyphosate in Corn and Soybean. Agricultural Sciences, 7, 759-770. doi: 10.4236/as.2016.710070.
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