Kristensen, Erik Fløjgaard; Jørgensen, Martin Heide and Kristensen, Jens Kristian (2005) Intra-Row Weed Control by use of Band Steaming. In: NJF Report, 1 (1), pp. 185-187.
Online at: http://www.njf.nu
Disinfection of the soil by means of steaming has been a common method for eliminating weeds and fungal diseases. However, surface steaming of soil is a very energy-intensive process, and consequently, efforts have been made to develop a machine for narrow-band steaming of the soil under and around rows of cultivated plants prior to seeding. The use of this machine may achieve up to 90% energy savings, and will also reduce the amount of damage to the flora and fauna. Tests have shown that soil temperatures exceeding 70C will be needed to protect against germination of weed seeds. For band heating such a treatment in 50 cm rows requires about 5.8 GJ/ha.
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Paper|
|Keywords:||weed control, steam, row crops, band heating, technique, energy|
|Subjects:||Crop husbandry > Weed management|
|Research affiliation:||Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > I. 9 (BANHEAT) Band heating for intra-row weed control|
|Deposited By:||Kristensen, Erik Fløjgaard|
|Deposited On:||17 Nov 2006|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:34|
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