Effect of temperature on maize sensitivity to acetochlor

This greenhouse study determined the effect of temperature on the herbicide acetochlor. The herbicide was applied a day after planting at the rates of 0.74, 1.47, 2.94 and 5.85 kg ha-1. Plants were kept at three temperature: supra-optimal (35/28 0 C), optimal (28/18 0C) and sub-optimal (15/08 0C). Significant interactions were observed for herbicide rate x temperature x cultivars. Generally seedlings at the optimal and supra-optimal temperatures grew faster and passed the seedling stage rapidly.
Cette étude effectuée dans la serre a déterminé l’effet de la température sur l’acétochlore herbicide. L’herbicide a été appliqué un jour après la plantation au taux de 0.74, 1.47, 2.94 et 5.85 kg ha-1. Les plantes ont été gardées à trois températures: supra-optimale (35/28 oC), optimale (28/18 oC) et sous-optimale (15/08 oC). Des interactions significatives ont été observées pour les taux d’herbicide x température x cultivars. En général les semis à la température optimale et supra-optimale ont augmenté plus rapidement et ont dépassé le stade des semis rapidement.
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