Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira
Print version ISSN 0100-204X
CARMONA, Ricardo; ARAUJO NETO, Bernardo Sayão Carvalho and PEREIRA, Roberto Carvalho. Control of Acacia farnesiana and of Mimosa pteridofita in pastures. Pesq. agropec. bras. [online]. 2001, vol.36, n.10, pp. 1301-1307. ISSN 0100-204X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-204X2001001000013.
An experiment was carried out to study the efficacy of herbicide treatments in controlling two serious pasture weeds: Acacia farnesiana and Mimosa pteridofita. The following herbicides were applied to the stump, after cutting: diesel oil, used engine lubricant oil, 2,4-D + picloram diluted in water or diesel oil and a control treatment without herbicide. All herbicide treatments were tested on two sizes of the plants and two heights of cutting, except the lubricant oil. The shrub control and sprouting vigor were evaluated in all treatments. The results showed that cutting of plants is effective only when it is carried out at the soil surface level and followed by a specific herbicide treatment, such as 2,4-D + picloram. Diesel oil controlled 100% of the younger plants of both species, at lower costs. There is an antagonistic effect between diesel oil and 2,4-D + picloram to control both species. The lubricant oil did not show any herbicide effects on these species.
Keywords : herbicides; diesel oil; weed control; efficiency.