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Effects of Herbicides, a Nematicide and Rhizobium Inoculant on Yield, Chemical Composition and Nodulation of Starr Peanuts (Arachis hypogaea L.)¹

Authors: Milton E. Walker , Norman A. Minton , Clyde C. Dowler

  • Effects of Herbicides, a Nematicide and Rhizobium Inoculant on Yield, Chemical Composition and Nodulation of Starr Peanuts (Arachis hypogaea L.)¹

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    Effects of Herbicides, a Nematicide and Rhizobium Inoculant on Yield, Chemical Composition and Nodulation of Starr Peanuts (Arachis hypogaea L.)¹

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Abstract

Most peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) fields of the Southern Coastal Plain are treated with either vernolate (S-propyl dipropylthiocarbamate) or benefin (N-butyl-N-ethyl-a,a,a-trifluoro-2, 6-dinitro-p-toluidine) or a combination of these two herbicides to control certain weeds. The nematicide DBCP (1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane) is also used in some fields. Field and greenhouse experiments were conducted to determine the effect of vernolate, benefin, DBCP, and Rhizobium sp. on nodulation, yield, quality, and chemical composition of Starr peanuts. The application of herbicides, nematicide, and inoculant had no significant effect on yield, sound mature kernels, or ether extract of Starr peanuts. The N content of the leaf and seed and the number of nodules were not affected by the treatments. Nematode infestation was low and did not affect yield. In the greenhouse studies, the application of lime, herbicides, or fertilizer did not affect certain morphological characteristics of the plant or N content of the peanut leaves. Nitrogen fertilization increased the weight of the peanut foliage.

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Keywords: herbicide, nematicide, lime, fertilization, Rhizobium sp

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Walker, M. & Minton, N. & Dowler, C., (1976) “Effects of Herbicides, a Nematicide and Rhizobium Inoculant on Yield, Chemical Composition and Nodulation of Starr Peanuts (Arachis hypogaea L.)¹”, Peanut Science 3(1), p.49-51. doi: https://doi.org/10.3146/i0095-3679-3-1-12

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01 Jan 1976
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Author Notes

1Cooperative investigations of the University of Georgia, College of Agriculture Experiment Stations, and the Agricultural Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Tifton, Georgia 31794.

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