Title

Velvetleaf (Abutilon theophrasti) Effect on Corn (Zea mays) Growth and Yield in South Dakota

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1995

Abstract

Studies were conducted at two sites in South Dakota in 1992 and at one site in 1993 to measure the effect of velvetleaf on corn growth and yield. Velvetleaf was overseeded in corn rows and thinned to densities of 0, 1.3, 4, 12, and 24 plants/m2. Velvetleaf leaf area index and total biomass were positively correlated with velvetleaf density. Biomass per velvetleaf plant and corn biomass were correlated negatively with velvetleaf density. The percent corn yield reduction was similar for locations and years in spite of large yield differences. Maximum yield loss estimated by a hyperbolic yield reduction model was 37.2% with a loss of 4.4% per unit velvetleaf density.

Publication Title

Weed Technology

Volume

9

Issue

4

First Page

665

Last Page

668

DOI of Published Version

10.1017/S0890037X00024027

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