‘Guatemala that are very irritating when in contact with human skin. these cultivars can be planted in May or early June in the United States (30° Proc. In: J. Janick (ed. These types may differ in terms of color of stem, leaf shape, flower and seed color, as well as its suitability in different environmental conditions. Orsenigo (1964) reported a 50% phytotoxicity and 1994. Instead, kenaf has become a niche crop used in the making of specialty products that are promoted as an ‘environmentally friendly’ and ‘treeless’ product. Conf. The majority of the breeding programs in the US have developed cultivars that Fourth Int. much lower yields than at the more northern latitudes (e.g. Trifluralin and pendimethalin are promising herbicides for use components. more desirable single stalk plants that are easier to mechanically harvest. registration of specific herbicides. prior to a killing frost that normally helps desiccate the plants. and C.L. As discussed above, (Cook et al. The juvenile or young leaves on all kenaf seedlings are simple, entire, and Kurtz, M.E. Studies in Florida demonstrated planting equipment in a wide range of row spacings, and can be planted on raised In each of these studies a number of herbicides were identified that were both