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Proceedings of the NZ Plant Protection Conference 52 (1999): 218-222

Wild oat control and tolerance of grass seed crops to fenoxaprop-P-ethyl

M.P. Rolston and W.J. Archie

ABSTRACT

Fenoxaprop P-ethyl, a wild oat herbicide was applied to five grass species. Perennial ryegrass was tolerant to 37 g/ha, but there was a trend for a reduction in seed yield at 75 g/ha. Two Bromus species had good tolerance, but Phalaris aquatica seed yields were reduced by 80%. In a second trial, there was no significant effect on seed yield of perennial and hybrid ryegrass to fenoxaprop applied at 56 g/ha. However, there was a trend for 75 g/ha to reduce seed yield in perennial ryegrass. In a perennial ryegrass seed crop, wild oats were very competitive, reducing seed yields from 2600 kg/ha (best herbicide treatment) to 660 kg/ha in the untreated control. Excellent wild oat control was achieved with fenoxaprop at rates of 45 g/ha in August and 56 g/ha in September.

Keywords: fenoxaprop, prairie grass, ryegrass, seed crops, wild oat.

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