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Herbicide Programs For Cotton and Peanuts

Now is the time of year growers should plan their weed control programs.  Palmer pigweed management requires using the right herbicides in a timely manner. Below are the UF/IFAS recommended Palmer pigweed management programs for cotton and peanuts.

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If you would like more information about weed control, contact your local UF/IFAS Extension Agriculture Agent or see the fact sheet called Control of Palmer Amaranth in Agronomic Crops.

Cotton Herbicide Programs

Cotton TypePreplant/PPI*At PlantingEarly PostemergenceLayby
Roundup ReadyValor or Reflex (Preplant)Prowl + Staple or DirexGlyphosate + Dual Magnum
(if seedlings have not emerged)
Direx + MSMA
Banvel/Clarity or Direx(Preplant)Cotoran or Reflex + ProwlGlyphosate + Staple + Dual Magnum
(Dual should be applied 5 days or more before or after the glyphosate + Staple.)
Valor † + MSMA
Treflan or Prowl PPICotoran or Reflex + StapleGlyphosate + Dual Magnum
(if seedlings have not emerged.)
Valor + MSMA
Liberty LinkValor or Reflex(Preplant)Prowl + Staple or DirexLiberty 280 +Dual Magnum
(Liberty will control emerged seedlings)
Direx + MSMA
Banvel/Clarity or Direx (Preplant)Cotoran + ProwlLiberty 280 +Dual Magnum
(Liberty will control emerged seedlings)
Valor + MSMA
Treflan or Prowl PPICotoran + StapleLiberty 280 +Dual Magnum
(Liberty will control emerged seedlings.)
Valor + MSMA
*Preplant incorporated.†In the interest of resistance management, if Valor or Reflex is applied near planting, it is not recommended to use Valor at layby. Likewise, Direx should not be used on the same acre twice in the same growing season.

Peanut Herbicide Programs

PeanutIncorporatedPreemergenceEarly PostemergenceLayby
Any cultivarProwl or SonalanValorParaquat + Dual Magnum ± BasagranCobra + crop oil
or Cadre + 2,4-DB
 Valor + ProwlParaquat + Dual Magnum ± Basagran

Source:ufl.edu


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