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Selectivity of weed harrowing in lupin

Jensen, Rikke K.; Rasmussen, Jesper and Melander, Bo (2004) Selectivity of weed harrowing in lupin. Weed Research, 44, pp. 245-253.

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Three field experiments were conducted in lupin in 1997, 1998 and 1999 to study two aspects of selectivity of post-emergence weed harrowing; the ability of the crop to resist soil covering (the initial damage effect), and the ability of the crop to tolerate soil covering (the recovery effect). Each year soil covering curves and crop tolerance curves were established in three early growth stages of lupin. Soil covering curves connected weed control and crop soil cover in weedy plots, and crop tolerance curves connected crop yield and crop soil cover in weed-free plots. The experiments showed that both resistance and tolerance were unaffected by the growth stage of lupin within the range from the cotyledon to the 7 to 8 leaf growth stages. Tolerance to soil covering was also unaffected by year whereas the ability of the crop to resist soil covering was highly affected by year. Lupin showed high tolerance to soil covering but a rather low ability to resist soil covering. Harrowing at multiple growth stages supported the finding that lupin is fairly tolerant to soil covering. Advantages and disadvantages of using soil covering as a measure of crop damage is discussed. In conclusion, weed harrowing in lupin showed positive prospects due to high tolerance to crop soil cover.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:lupin weed harrowing mechanical weed control
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Weed management
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF I (1996-2001) > II.4 Cereals and legumes
Deposited By: Rasmussen, Associate professor Jesper
ID Code:3086
Deposited On:16 Aug 2004
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:29
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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