Two field studies were conducted in 2007 and 2008 to evaluate at-planting burndown and POST herbicide applications targeting volunteer glyphosate-resistant (GR) soybean in rice. In the burndown study, paraquat, glufosinate, and a thifensulfuron plus tribenuron mixture were applied immediately after rice seeding. Paraquat controlled volunteer GR soybean at least 95% at all evaluations both years. Control with glufosinate was greater in 2007 than 2008 due to rainfall that occurred following application the second year. The thifensulfuron plus tribenuron mixture provided similar control in both years, but control never exceeded 71%. Additionally, a study was conducted evaluating POST-applied rice herbicides including propanil (4,480 and 2,240 g ai/ha), triclopyr (420 and 210 g ai/ha), bispyribac-sodium (38 and 19 g ai/ha), penoxsulam (40 and 20 g ai/ha), and halosulfuron (70 and 35 g ai/ha). Control across all POST herbicides and application rates was equivalent (> 95%) 28 and 56 d after application except for propanil, which controlled volunteer GR soybean less than other treatments. Volunteer GR soybean can be effectively managed in a rice production system with at-planting burndown or POST herbicide applications in rice.
Nomenclature: Bispyribac-sodium; glufosinate; halosulfuron; paraquat; penoxsulam; propanil; thifensulfuron; tribenuron; triclopyr; rice, Oryza sativa L.; soybean, Glycine max (L.) Merr.