Over the past few years, UGA has been studying the impact of application time of day on the postemergence activity of numerous herbicides. Dr. Stanley Culpepper, UGA Extension Weed Scientists, provides the table below. Liberty remains, by far, the most sensitive herbicide to the time of day in which it is applied. However, research is showing most herbicides applied early, late, or early and late may not perform at their optimum.
Consistent results from numerous locations have been generated with Liberty, Roundup, Clarity, and 2,4-D. For Reflex, Direx, and Gramoxone results provided are from a single location and the study will be repeated during 2015.