Azide as a Broadspectrum Soil Treatment for Vegetable Crops1

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W. A. SkrochNorth Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27607

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T. J. MonacoNorth Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27607

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T. R. KonslerNorth Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27607

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P. B. ShoemakerNorth Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27607

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Abstract

Azide as NaN3 or KN3 impregnated on clay granules gave excellent control of yellow nutsedge (Cypetus esculentus L.) compared to methyl isothiocyanate combined with chlorinated C3 hydrocarbons (Vorlex) or a non-hand weeded control. Nematode control was obtained with all treatments. Significant yield responses from the use of azide were obtained with all crops.

Contributor Notes

Received for publication October 30, 1976. Paper No. 5099 of the Journal Series of North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, Raleigh, North Carolina. The use of trade names in this publication does not imply endorsement by the North Carolina Experiment Station of the products named or criticism of similar ones not mentioned.

Professor, Dept. of Horticulture.

Associate Professor, Dept. of Horticulture.

Associate Professor, Dept. of Plant Pathology.

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