Biological Systems Engineering

 

Date of this Version

1987

Citation

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

Comments

Copyright 1987 The American Society of Agricultural Engineers

Abstract

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.