Bindweed A PROBLEM?
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Bindweed and Lagoon lower slopes/bottom areas, including ditch bottom areas, are NOT areas controlled by our blanket coverage PRE-emergence herbicides.
WHY? Field Bindweed spreads from an extensive rootstock as well as from seed. Most parts of the bindweed roots and rhizomes can produce adventitious buds, which can create new roots and shoots. Roots capable of budding are found to depths of 14 feet. One to four dark brown seeds are produced in round, smooth, 1/4-inch capsules. An average plant produces about 550 seeds. Within 1 month after forming, the seed coat matures and becomes impervious to water. Seed that is 60 years old has been found to be alive, and the seed are commonly found in the soil seedbank at depths greater than a Pre-emergence herbicide range.
Successful control of field bindweed requires a long-term management program. A herbicide applied once will never eliminate established stands; rather, several retreatments are required to control field bindweed and keep it suppressed. Because of long seed viability and tremendous food reserves stored in the roots, repeated chemical and/or mechanical control measures must be used. Herbicide performance can vary greatly due to environmental conditions. Plants growing under moisture or heat stress usually have smaller leaves with a thicker cuticle and slower biological processes than plants growing in more favorable conditions. As plant stress increases, herbicide uptake and translocation decreases, which in turn decreases herbicide performance.
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