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Planta Daninha

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FONTANA, L.C. et al. Control of red rice (Oryza sp.) with herbicide nicosulfuron or imazethapyr + imazapic formulate mixture. Planta daninha [online]. 2007, vol.25, n.4, pp. 783-790. ISSN 0100-8358.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-83582007000400015.

Red rice control efficacy using nicosulfuron or a formulated mixture of imazethapyr + imazapic was evaluated. A greenhouse experiment was carried out at Faculdade de Agronomia Eliseu Maciel (UFPel) in Capão do Leão (RS), during the 2005/2006 growing season, in a randomized complete block design and four replications. Treatments were arranged in a 2 x 7 factorial, with factor A being the herbicides and factor B the herbicide rates (0, 0.25, 0.50, 0.75, 1.0, 1.25 and 1.50 L ha-1). The herbicides were applied over red rice plants at the V4 development stage. Control, plant height and aerial dry mass were evaluated. There was a significant interaction for the variables between the factors studied. Increased herbicide rates resulted in increasing control responses and decreased plant height and dry biomass. Results showed that red rice is efficiently controlled by the herbicides. Control efficacy is not restricted to the formulated mixture of imazethapyr+imazapic, also occurring with nicosulfuron starting from 40 g ha-1.

Keywords : irrigated; rice; ALS-inhibitor herbicide; imidazolinone; sulfonylurea.

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