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  Evaluation of Herbicides for Weed Control in Borage

G.L. Graham and D. Savoie

Abstract: Borage (Borago officinalis) is a potential new crop for New Brunswick producers. To reach commercial production, several production issues will have to be dealt with, including registered weed control options. A trial was initiated near New Denmark, New Brunswick to evaluate in–crop herbicides for weed control in borage. Trifluralin was broadcast over the experimental area prior to plot establishment, so weed control ratings may not reflect the potential weed spectrum in the field. Trifluralin, sethoxydim, clopyralid and glyphosate show promise at the application rates and timings used in this trial and should be examined further. Crop injury to borage following linuron, pendimethalin, glyphosate plus BAS 800H and nicosulfuron application was high, so these products should not be examined further. Additional work is required to examine the weed control spectrum of each herbicide, as it relates to the development of borage as a crop in New Brunswick.

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