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Increased Yield and Persistence of Red Clover after a Soil Drench Application of Benomyl1


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  1. Vol. 65 No. 6, p. 1008-1010
    Received: May 10, 1973

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  1. K. T. Leath,
  2. K. E. Zeiders and
  3. R. A. Byers2



Benomyl (methyl 1-[butylcarbamoyl]-2-benzimidazolecarbamate) fungicide was applied as a soil drench to red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) field plots in June 1970, the second growing season. Forage yields from the benomyl-treatcd plots were significantly higher than yields from the untreated plots in 1970 and 1971. In September 1971, benomyl-treated plots had more plants, many of which were large and were classified as original plants; more root borers (Hylastinus obscurus [Marsham] per plant; and fewer weeds than did the untreated plots. Fusarium was the only pathogenic fungus consistently isolated from rotted roots in September 1971.

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