Screening of Foliar Herbicides Application for Control and Management of Henbit Deadnettle (Lamium amplexicaule L.) in Korea

Eun-Jung Park1   Arjun Adhikari1   Lee-Rang Kim1   Eun-Hae Kwon1   Ki-Yong Kim2   In-Jung Lee1,*   

1Department of Applied Biosciences, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea
2National Institute of Animal Science, RDA, Cheonan 31000, Korea


Herbicides application to control invasive weeds is crucial for its proper management. However, the physiological response for susceptibility or tolerance of any weed species may differ vastly according to the type of herbicides application. Hence, appropriate type of herbicide selection with optimum doses would play a prominent role to control the weed incidence and distribution on any ecological state. Since, L. amplexicaule is rapidly invading the Korean productive land, it has generated a possible threat for eco-system as well as agricultural production. Considering these facts, we have screened different herbicides and estimated the appropriate doses to control L. amplexicaule. Our results showed that, Glufosinate P rapidly disintegrated the chlorophyll content as compared to other herbicides and significantly dropped the morphological attributes such as root length, shoot length and fresh biomass of L. amplexicaule plants. Moreover, two-fold application of glufosinate P could minimize 94% growth rate of L. amplexicaule. Hence, the current results recommend two-fold application of glufosinate P for optimum control of L. amplexicaule.

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Fig. 1. Effect of different herbicides on leaf colour disintegration of plants.