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Band-steaming reduces laborious hand-weeding in vegetables

Melander, Bo; Jørgensen, Martin H. and Elsgaard, Lars (2004) Band-steaming reduces laborious hand-weeding in vegetables. DARCOFenews (3).

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Summary

Band-steaming is a new method that may reduce the need for hand-weeding in demanding row crops like carrot and drilled onion. Band-steaming only affects a soil volume equal to the intra-row area of the subsequent crop, and effectively kills the weed seeds in this soil volume. Side-effects on beneficial soil organisms are minimized as compared to current steaming technology, but still need to be assessed.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Weed management
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > I. 9 (BANHEAT) Band heating for intra-row weed control
Deposited By: Bo Melander, Senior Scientist
ID Code:4034
Deposited On:08 Dec 2004
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:30
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:Accessed September 2004

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