Responses of Winter Wheat to Herbicide-Fungicide Tankmixes


Tankmixing herbicides with fungicides could improve production efficiency and reduce application costs. A total of six field trials were conducted from 2012 to 2014 in Ontario to study the tolerance of winter wheat to herbicide (fenoxaprop-p-ethyl/mefenpyr, prosulfuron + bromoxynil and fluroxypyr + MCPA ester) plus fungicide tankmixes (pyraclostrobin/metconazole, tri-floxystrobin/propiconazole, azoxystrobin/propiconazole and picoxystrobin) applied alone and as a tankmix. At 1 WAT, fenoxaprop-p-ethyl/mefenpyr applied alone or in tankmix with tri-floxystrobin/propiconazole or azoxystrobin/propiconazole fungicides caused minimal visible injury (up to 1.3%) in winter wheat but caused no significant injury when applied as a tankmix with pyraclostrobin/metconazole or picoxystrobin fungicides. There was no effect on visible injury in winter wheat with other herbicide and fungicide tankmixes. Fenoxaprop-p-ethyl/mefenpyr applied alone with no fungicide reduced winter wheat height 3% but had no adverse effect on height when tankmixed with fungicides evaluated. Prosulfuron + bromoxynil or fluroxypyr + MCPA ester herbicides applied alone with no fungicide or tankmixed with pyraclostrobin/metconazole, tri-floxystrobin/propiconazole, azoxystrobin/propiconazole and picoxystrobin fungicides had no adverse effect on winter wheat height. There was no adverse effect of herbicide plus fungicide treatments on winter wheat yield. Co-application of fenoxaprop-p-ethyl/mefenpyr, prosulfuron + bromoxynil and fluroxypyr + MCPA ester herbicides with pyraclostrobin/metconazole, tri-floxystrobin/pro- piconazole, azoxystrobin/propiconazole and picoxystrobin fungicides could provide winter wheat growers with a single-pass treatment for the control of weeds and diseases.

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Nader, S. , Shropshire, C. and Sikkema, P. (2015) Responses of Winter Wheat to Herbicide-Fungicide Tankmixes. Agricultural Sciences, 6, 1352-1356. doi: 10.4236/as.2015.611129.

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