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COVER CROPS AND MULCHES INFLUENCE WEED COMMUNITY CHARACTERISTICS IN STRIP TILLED TOMATO (Solanum lycopersicon L.)

Campiglia, Enio; Mancinelli , Roberto and Radicetti, Emanuele (2015) COVER CROPS AND MULCHES INFLUENCE WEED COMMUNITY CHARACTERISTICS IN STRIP TILLED TOMATO (Solanum lycopersicon L.). Poster at:

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The aim of this poster is to investigate the effects that cover crop species and their residues may have on weed community composition in a winter cover crop-tomato sequence. Experiments were carried out at the experimental farm of Tuscia University from 2011 to 2013. The treatments consisted in:
(i) 5 soil managements [three winter cover crop species (hairy vetch, phacelia, and white mustard), a winter fallow soil mulched with barley straw before tomato transplanting, and a winter fallow tilled before tomato transplanting (conventional)};
(ii) 2 levels of nitrogen fertilization applied on tomato [0 kg of N ha-1 (N0) and 100 kg of N ha-1 (N100)];
(iii) 2 levels of weed management applied on tomato [weed-free (WF) and weedy (We)].
Cover crop residues were arranged in strips and tomato seedlings were transplanted in paired rows into the mulch strips. In the weedy treatments the weeds were controlled with a rotary hoe only between the tomato paired rows. Weed species density and weed aboveground biomass were determined at cover crop suppression and at tomato harvesting.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Crop husbandry > Soil tillage
Crop husbandry > Weed management
Research affiliation: European Union > OSCAR
Italy > Univ. Tuscia
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:289277
Deposited By: Radicetti, PhD Emanuele
ID Code:29670
Deposited On:21 Jan 2016 14:49
Last Modified:21 Jan 2016 14:49
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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