Phytotoxicity of clippings from creeping bentgrass treated with glyphosate

R. M. Goss, R. E. Gaussoin, A. R. Martin

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Recent advances in genetic engineering have led to the development of glyphosate-resistant (GR) crops for genetic markers and selective weed control. The effects of glyphosate residue on turfgrass clippings could be toxic to non-GR species. The objective of this experiment was to determine whether glyphosate would retain activity within clippings of creeping bentgrass when applied to Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass. Greenhouse-grown 'Penncross' and GR 'ASR-368' were treated with glyphosate at 2.24 kg/ha. Clippings were collected 1, 3, 7, and 12 d after application and applied to greenhouse-grown Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass. Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass dry weight and percent cover were reduced by clippings receiving glyphosate that were harvested 1 and 3 d after glyphosate application from both susceptible and resistant creeping bentgrass. Results indicate that glyphosate remains active in clippings for up to 3 d after treatment within creeping bentgrass clippings. Glyphosate-applied creeping bentgrass clippings will need to be managed to prevent injury to susceptible species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)575-579
Number of pages5
JournalWeed Technology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science


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