The following 10 herbicide injury scenarios in corn were presented at the South West Crop Diagnostic Days on July 9th and 10th, 2014.
Each scenario contain 2 corn hyrbids. One that had tolerance to glyphosate (e.g. Roundup) and glufosinate (e.g. Liberty). The other was an Enlist hybrid, that had tolerance to glyphosate (e.g. Roundup), glufosinate (e.g. Liberty), phenoxy herbicides (specifically 2,4-D) and “fop” herbicides (i.e. Assure II, Excel Super and Venture Liquid).
Scenario # 1.
Corn was sprayed with a 300 mL/ac rate of Assure II (quizalofop-p-ethyl) and 0.5% v/v of Sure-Mix. Since, the Enlist hyrbid has tolerance to this sub-class of group 1 herbicides, called the “fops“, there was no injury observed. However, the non-Enlist hybrid displayed the typical and lethal injury symptoms that occur at roughly 10-14 days after application.
Scenario # 2
So if you have volunteer “Enlist” corn in soybeans, how would you control it given that it is tolerant to the “fops” (Assure II, Excel Super and Venture Liquid)? Are “Enlist” hyrbids sensitive to the “dims” (Poast Ultra, Select)? In the below photos, both hybrids show the typical response when sprayed with “group 1” herbicides.