Agronomic Crops

Herbicide Options for Benghal Dayflower Control in Field Crops

Publication Date

Fall 11-29-2020

Publication Number

LGP 1101


Benghal dayflower (Commelina benghalensis L.), also known as tropical spiderwort, was first detected in South Carolina by the Clemson University Department of Plant Industry in 20131. Since that time, infestations have been documented in agronomic crops in South Carolina. Once established, this invasive weed reproduces prolifically which can result in a significant seed increases in the soil seedbank. This article discusses Benghal dayflower biology and recommendations for control options for corn, cotton, peanut, and soybean.

Publication Type



Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension

Publisher City

Clemson, SC

Target Audiences

Row Crop Growers, Agribusiness, Crop Consultants, Agents