Weed Control in Root Crops by Pre-sowing Applications of iso-Propylphenylcarbamate and Mixtures of that Substance and ‘Methoxone’ or 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid

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PRELIMINARY trials during the past two years, which aimed at replacing costly cultivations in root crops by chemical methods of weed control, have now been completed at Jealott's Hill. iso-Propylphenylcarbamate, ‘Methoxone’ (2,methyl-4,chlorophenoxyacetic acid) and 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid were known to prevent the germination of certain plant species when applied as pre-emergence dressings1,2, and the species response to iso-propylphenylcarbamate was different from that of the other two compounds. Therefore, mixtures of iso-propylphenylcarbamate with ‘Methoxone’ and with 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid were examined alongside pre-emergence dressings of the individual components.

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    Templeman, W. G., and Sexton, W. A., Proc. Roy. Soc., B, 133, 300 (1946).

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    Templeman, W. G., and Sexton, W. A., Proc. Roy. Soc., B, 133, 480 (1946).

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TEMPLEMAN, W., WRIGHT, J. Weed Control in Root Crops by Pre-sowing Applications of iso-Propylphenylcarbamate and Mixtures of that Substance and ‘Methoxone’ or 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid. Nature 165, 570–571 (1950) doi:10.1038/165570b0

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