Biological Systems Engineering


Date of this Version



Applied Engineering in Agriculture, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 42-46, 51, 1987.


Copyright 1987 The American Society of Agricultural Engineers


Injection of thiocarbamate herbicides into a slot created by a coulter was evaluated during a 3-year study in southeastern Nebraska. Control of shattercane, the dominant weed, with the slot injector was similar to conventional double disk incorporation. In both tilled and untilled surface conditions, the slot injector placed the herbicide into the soil with minimal disturbance of the soil and residue. Herbicides which are normally broadcast applied were band applied, reducing chemical costs by two-thirds.