Evaluation of several herbicides for burcucumber (Sicyos angulatus) control in corn (Zea mays)

David T. Messersmith, William S. Curran, Nathan L. Hartwig, Michael D. Orzolek, Gregory W. Roth

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A postemergence (POST) timing study was conducted on established populations of burcucumber (Sicyos angulatus) in corn (Zea mays), and a second study examined the residual activity of several herbicides for burcucumber control under greenhouse conditions. In the field study, flumiclorac, halosulfuron, primisulfuron, CGA 152005, and CGA 152005 + primisulfuron (45, 71, 40, 40, and 20 + 20 g ai/ha, respectively) were applied at two POST timings. CGA 152005, primisulfuron, and the combination provided greater than 85% control of burcucumber 14 wk after planting (WAP). Flumiclorac and halosulfuron provided 60% control or less by 8 WAP. Timing of the POST applications did not influence burcucumber control by 11 WAP with any herbicide. In the greenhouse, germinated burcucumber seeds were placed in soil treated with atrazine, chlorimuron, primisulfuron, or CGA 152005 at normal field use rates. All treatments provided similar residual control early; however by 4 wk after treatment (WAT), control from atrazine was less than 10% compared to 69% for chlorimuron and about 50% for primisulfuron and CGA 152005. This research suggests that CGA 152005 and primisulfuron can both be effective for managing burcucumber in corn, whereas flumiclorac and halosulfuron proved ineffective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)520-524
Number of pages5
JournalWeed Technology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science


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