Field studies were conducted in Fayetteville, AR, to determine the response of 38 pitted morningglory accessions to fomesafen, chlorimuron, and glyphosate when applied postemergence over-the-top (POT) at 9 g ai/ha, 420 g ai/ha, and 840 g ae/ha, respectively, to four-leaf, 15-cm-tall pitted morningglory. Visual control following chlorimuron application ranged from 82 to 95% 3 wk after treatment (WAT). Visual control of accessions with fomesafen ranged 34 to 84% 3 WAT. Variability in visual control following fomesafen application was documented among accessions collected from similar geographic locations in west-central and southwest Arkansas, central and southeast Louisiana, and west-central Mississippi. Glyphosate controlled pitted morningglory accessions 81 to 89% 3 WAT. Data indicate that weed management programs should be field specific where fomesafen use is intended.
Nomenclature: Chlorimuron, fomesafen, glyphosate, pitted morningglory, Ipomoea lacunosa L. IPOLA