Physical Weed Control
Weed control can be one of the most costly risks in the production of container-grown nursery crops. Any control program begins with correct identificaiton of the weeds present, along with an understanding of their life cycles and modes of reproduction and spread. Below are the most common weeds of outdoor container nurseries and some recently introduced species with the potential to spread. The Species in this bulletin are organized by type, family, and species.
Muskmelons, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, watermelons, and okra are vegetable crops that have shown significant increases in earliness, yield, and fruit quality when grown on plastic mulch. Some less valuable crops such as sweet corn, snap beans, southern peas, and pumpkins have shown similar responses.
3. Preparation of the Soil
5. Bedding the Soil
6. Fall vs. Spring
When it comes to growing commercial broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower, crop rotation, tillage, and a sound herbicide program are all often critical components for long-term success. This circular focuses on developing sound herbicide programs for cole crops while minimizing crop injury for the following production systems: 1) transplanting into mulch, 2) transplanting into bare ground, and 3) seeding into bare ground.
El acolchado es una técnica muy antigua, consistente en cubrir el suelo de la plantación con diferentes tipos de materiales (restos vegetales del cultivo, plástico…) con el fin de proteger el cultivo y el suelo de los agentes atmosféricos, favorecer cosechas precoces, mejorar los rendimientos y evitar la contaminación de los frutos por los diferentes patógenos del suelo.