Improving Herbicide Options in Narrow-row Table Beets

  • Weed control was less and crop injury more with the split application (PES/POST) of Outlook than the full rate of Outlook applied preemergence.
  • Weed control was exceptional with Outlook (dimethenamid) applied PES at 0.054 lbs ai/A but crop injury was unacceptable.
  • Outlook applied postemergence to 2-leaf beets caused some crop growth reduction but did not reduce yield or grade. This treatment did not improve weed control ratings compared to the growers treatment.
  • Beets were very tolerant to Select, which provided exceptional grass control.
  • Beets were tolerant of Upbeet, but weed control was poor.