Weed Control in Table Beets (2005)

Report to the Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission

Ed Peachey
OSU Dept. of Horticulture


Weed management is a continual challenge to Oregon table beet growers. Research over the last several years has documented that s-metolachlor (Dual Magnum) will substantially improve weed control and crop yields when applied alone or in concert with other registered herbicides such as Roneet and Pyramin, with the potential to significantly reduce the cost of weed control in table beet production. EPA completed the tolerance assessment for Dual Magnum on root crops and posted a tolerance for s-metolachlor on table beets and other root crops on Aug. 31, 2005. We submitted a request to ODA for a special local needs label on September 21 and anticipate a registration for 2006.