​​The Importance of Early-Season Weed Management in Corn

March 2013 | 25 min., 47 sec.
by Mark M. Loux
The Ohio State University

Summary

​This presentation will help consultants, growers, and other practitioners in the north central and southern U.S. develop corn herbicide management strategies that ensure effective weed control and maximum yield. The effects of early-season weed infestations on corn yield are described, and the critical period of weed control defined. Three herbicide management strategies are presented, along with research results showing the relative effectiveness of these strategies and the need for comprehensive residual herbicide treatments.

About the Presenter

Mark M. LouxMark M. Loux is a Professor and Extension Specialist in weed science in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science at The Ohio State University (OSU). Dr. Loux received his BS in Plant Science from the University of Delaware in 1981 and obtained his MS and PhD in Agronomy from the University of Illinois in 1985 and 1988, respectively. Dr. Loux is responsible for weed science research and Extension programs in soybeans, corn, wheat, and forages in Ohio. His research program at OSU focuses on herbicide resistance, management of herbicide-tolerant crops, and management of weeds in reduced-tillage systems.

Contact Information:
Email: loux.1@osu.edu

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