Field and greenhouse studies were conducted in Belle Glade, FL, in 2010 and 2011 to evaluate saflufenacil and glyphosate efficacy on POST burndown of ragweed parthenium. Log-logistic models were used to determine the herbicide dose required to produce 90% control (ED90). The ED90 for rosette ragweed parthenium control in the greenhouse was saflufenacil at 8.0 g ai ha−1 at 14 d after treatment. The rate required to cause 90% growth reduction of rosette ragweed parthenium at 14 d after treatment was 8.9 g ha−1 of saflufenacil. The probability of rosette ragweed parthenium survival decreased with increasing rates of saflufenacil. The ED90 value for bolted ragweed parthenium control in the field was 5.7 g ha−1 of saflufenacil at 21 d after treatment. Ragweed parthenium had no response to glyphosate either in the field or in the greenhouse studies. This demonstrates that saflufenacil can be used as a POST burndown of ragweed parthenium populations that have no response to glyphosate.
Nomenclature: Glyphosate; saflufenacil; ragweed parthenium, Parthenium hysterophorus L.