Field studies were conducted in 1999 and 2000 at seven locations in south Texas to evaluate flufenacet plus metribuzin for weed control and corn tolerance. Texas panicum control with flufenacet plus metribuzin was variable with less than 70% control in 1999 and greater than 75% control in 2000. Palmer amaranth and pitted morningglory control ranged from 41 to 100%. Corn stunting (4 to 13%) was noted in soils with greater than 75% sand. Corn yields with flufenacet and metribuzin combinations were increased up to 19% over the untreated check where stunting was not observed.
Nomenclature: Flufenacet; metribuzin; Palmer amaranth, Amaranthus palmeri S. Wats. #3 AMAPA; pitted morningglory, Ipomoea lacunosa (L.) # IPOLA; Texas panicum, Panicum texanum Buckl. # PANTE; corn, Zea mays L. ‘AS986’, ‘Pioneer 3223’, ‘Pioneer 32K61’, ‘DK-668’.
Additional index words: Corn tolerance, ivyleaf morningglory, weed management.
Abbreviations: POST, postemergence; PRE, preemergence.