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Effect of Biostimulants Added to Postemergence Herbicides in Corn, Oats and Winter Wheat

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There is limited information available on the effect of biostimulants such as Crop Booster or RR SoyBooster on corn, oats and winter wheat under Ontario environmental conditions. A total of 37 field experiments were conducted in corn, oats and winter wheat at two locations (Ridgetown and Exeter, Ontario, Canada) to evaluate the effect of Crop Booster or RR SoyBooster on crop injury, weed control and yield. The addition of Crop Booster to glyphosate did not affect weed control or corn yield except at 4 weeks after herbicide application (WAA) when control of pigweed species was increased by 1% and at 4 and 8 WAA when control of common lambsquarters was reduced by 1%. The addition of RR SoyBooster to glyphosate did not affect crop injury, weed control or corn yield. The addition of Crop Booster to glyphosate + topramezone + atrazine did not affect crop injury, weed control or corn yield except at 4 WAA when control of common ragweed was reduced by 1%. The tank mix of Crop Booster with glyphosate + thiencarbazone-methyl did not affect crop injury, weed control or corn yield except at 4 WAA when control of green foxtail and annual grasses were reduced by 2% and 1%, respectively. The addition of Crop Booster to bromoxynil/ MCPA had no significant effect on crop injury, weed control or yield of oats or winter wheat.

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Soltani, N. , Shropshire, C. and Sikkema, P. (2015) Effect of Biostimulants Added to Postemergence Herbicides in Corn, Oats and Winter Wheat. Agricultural Sciences, 6, 527-534. doi: 10.4236/as.2015.65052.

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