Barnyardgrass (Echinochloa crus-galli) control in dry-seeded rice (Oryza sativa) with soil-applied and postemergence herbicide programs.
A study was conducted near St. Joseph, Louisiana, from 1994 through to 1996 to evaluate barnyardgrass control, rice yield and estimated economic returns with delayed pre-emergence (DPRE) applications of pendimethalin, quinclorac, thiobencarb, pendimethalin plus quinclorac, and pendimethalin plus thiobencarb, applied alone or followed by post-emergence (POST) applications of propanil or propanil plus molinate. Late-season barnyardgrass control with pendimethalin plus quinclorac was greater than with pendimethalin, quinclorac, thiobencarb, or pendimethalin plus thiobencarb. Control with pendimethalin, quinclorac, and pendimethalin plus thiobencarb exceeded that with thiobencarb. Propanil plus molinate controlled barnyardgrass more effectively than propanil. Quinclorac and pendimethalin plus quinclorac were the only DPRE herbicide treatments where yield and estimated economic returns were not improved by POST herbicides.