Herbicide Options for Benghal Dayflower Control in Field Crops
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.
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Marshall M. Herbicide Options for Benghal Dayflower Control in Field Crops. Clemson (SC): Clemson Cooperative Extension, Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension; 2020 Nov. LGP 1101. http://lgpress.clemson.edu/publication/herbicide-options-for-benghal-dayflower-control-in-field-crops/.