• Evaluation of Foliar Insecticides for Whitefly Control in Cantaloupes

      Umeda, K.; MacNeil, D.; Roberts, D.; Lund, N.; Byrne, David N.; Baciewicz, Patti (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2000-08)
      The pyrethroid insecticides esfenvalerate (Asana®), bifenthrin (Capture®), or fenpropathrin (Danitol®) combined with endosulfan effectively reduced whitefly (WF, Bemisia argentifolii) counts at 1 week after treatment (WAT) following each of five applications. Asana, Capture, or Danitol combined with endosulfan effectively reduced WF counts at 1 WAT following each of five applications. Danitol treated melons exhibited fewer adult WF compared to Asana or Capture at most of the rating dates at 6 days after treatment (DAT) of each of the applications and also at 11 DAT of the last application. A single application of buprofezin (Applaud®) treatments or pymetrozine (Fulfill®) effectively reduced WF nymphs for 18 to 24 DAT and adults were reduced for 18 DAT. Fulfill exhibited a rate response where the higher rate reduced WF counts more than the lower rate.
    • Halosulfuron for Weed Control in Watermelon

      Umeda, K.; MacNeil, D.; Roberts, D.; Lund, N.; Byrne, David N.; Baciewicz, Patti (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2000-08)
      Halosulfuron at rates ranging from 0.05 to 0.10 lb AI/A with no adjuvant added to the POST application spray did not cause any injury to watermelons. Halosulfuron did not appear to cause significant crop injury earlier in the season to reduce marketable fruit yield at harvest. Halosulfuron was highly effective against London rocket but did not control purslane or groundcherry. Weed control efficacy was improved significantly when Latron CS-7 or Activator-90 was added to halosulfuron at either 0.05 or 0.075 lb AI/A. LI-700 did not improve the activity of halosulfuron over the treatments without an adjuvant.
    • Herbicide Screen for Melons

      Umeda, K.; MacNeil, D.; Lund, N.; Roberts, D.; Byrne, David N.; Baciewicz, Patti (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2000-08)
      Seventeen herbicides recently gaining registrations in corn, soybeans, or other major crops were evaluated in screening tests for potential use in melons. In a preemergence herbicide screening test, flumioxazin, dimethenamid, halosulfuron, and s-metolachlor demonstrated melon crop safety at rates higher than rates for effective weed control. In a postemergence screening test, halosulfuron and rimsulfuron gave acceptable weed control with adequate crop safety. Flumetsulam and thifensulfuron appeared to offer some acceptable weed control with a very narrow margin of crop safety. Herbicides that did not offer adequate melon crop safety or acceptable weed control in the screening tests were carfentrazone, sulfentrazone, cloransulam, flumiclorac, fluthiamide/metribuzin, imazamox, isoxaflutole, triflusulfuron, primisulfuron/prosulfuron, and clomazone.
    • New Chemistry and Pyrethroid Combinations for Lepidopterous Pest Control in Broccoli

      Umeda, K.; MacNeil, D.; Lund, N.; Byrne, David N.; Baciewicz, Patti (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 2000-08)
      Success, Proclaim, and Avaunt were efficacious when applied alone or in combination with the pyrethroids, Warrior or Mustang. Warrior and Mustang alone also provided excellent control of the cabbage looper (Trichoplusia ni, CL) and diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella, DBM) at all rating dates for 3 weeks after a single application. Low infestation levels of the pests were attributed to the effectiveness of the insecticides.