Herbicides, fruit, vegetables
Growers generally use herbicides to efficiently produce high-quality fruit and vegetables for processing or fresh market sales. Due to the smaller acreage of these crops compared to major field crops, fewer herbicides are registered for use in fruit and vegetable crops than for field crops. Each year, new herbicides are evaluated under Arkansas growing conditions with the objective of improving the herbicide technology for the grower, processor, and ultimately the consumer. This report includes studies on the control of many of the more serious weed problems in important crops of this region, including snapbeans, spinach, southern pea, watermelon, cantaloupe, tomato, blackberry, and grape. In addition, the report includes information on the tolerance of selected bedding plants to some effective herbicides.
Talbert, Ron; Schmidt, Lance A.; Wells, Jennifer A.; Rutledge, Jeff S.; and Parker, Dolores A., "Field Evaluation of Herbicides on Small Fruit, Vegetable, and Ornamental Crops, 1997" (1999). Research Series. 142.