Weed Control - Chemical, Mechanical, Herbicides

Use of solar energy (solarization) for weed control in greenhouse soil for ornamental crops

  Solarization using 50 μm thick transparent polyethylene sheets for 3, 10, 22, 32 and 42 days was carried out in the greenhouse of a company which produces ornamental crops, in Jose C. Paz, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Populations of the annual summer weeds Amaranthus hybridus and...
M. Moya
G. Furukawa
New Zealand Plant Protection

Midwest Commercial Small Fruit and Grape Spray Guide

  Commercial fruit production has become a highly skilled, technical profession. Concerns about pesticide residues, operator risks, and the environment dictate that all fruit growers exercise extreme caution in the use of all pesticides, and indeed, all chemicals. The Environmental Protection...
Bruce Bordelon
Mike Ellis
Celeste Welty
Midwest Fruit Workers Group

Assessing ground covers in a newly planted apple orchard

  Three low growing ground-cover species, dichondra (Dichondra micrantha), hydrocotyle (Hydrocotyle heteromeria) and a creeping red fescue (Festuca rubra)/white clover (Trifolium repens) mixture were compared to bark mulch and herbicide in a newly planted apple orchard for their ability to...
M.J. Hartley
A. Rahman
K.C. Harrington
T.K. James
New Zealand Plant Protection

Long term ground cover options for apple orchards

  A trial was established in a new Hawke's Bay apple orchard in September 1998 to determine how well various ground cover treatments could control weed competition and infl uence tree production. Results are presented after six growing seasons. Competition during the fi rst growing season...
K.C. Harrington
M.J. Hartley
A. Rahman
T.K. James
New Zealand Plant Protection

Pesticides and Formulation Technology

  There is a seemingly endless variety of pesticide products sold in the urban and agricultural marketplace. Casual observation in any hardware store or lawn and garden center will reveal that variations extend even to products that are manufactured by the same chemical company and contain the...
Andrew Martin
Fred Whitford
Tom Jordan
Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service

Herbicide Resistance: Definition and Management Strategies

  A herbicide ceases to be a useful tool for farmers when its target weeds develop resistance to its effects. This publication helps you understand resistance: what causes it, and how you can slow or prevent its development. Herbicide resistance is the inherited ability of a plant ot survive...
Timothy S. Prather
Joseph M. Ditomaso
Jodie S. Holt
University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

Alabama Pest Management Handbook

The Alabama Pest Management Handbook—Volume II contains recommendations for houses, buildings, and grounds; commercial trees and ornamental crops; commercial horticultural crops; and homeowner lawns and ornamental and garden crops. It was compiled by both current and former Extension...
Alabama Cooperative Extension Team
Alabama Cooperative Extension System

UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines: Carrot

IPM recomendations from University of California. Pest covered: Insects Bean Aphid Cotton/Melon Aphid Crown and Root Aphids Green Peach Aphid Honeysuckle Aphid Palestriped Flea Beetle Saltmarsh Caterpillar Whiteflies Willow Carrot Aphid Diseases Alternaria Leaf...
E. T. Natwick
D. R. Haviland
C. G. Summers
J. Nunez
R. M. Davis
T. A. Turini
B. B. Westerdahl
A. T. Ploeg
J. O. Becker
R. F. Smith
University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines: Caneberries

Caneberry plants consist of perennial crowns and root systems and biennial vegetative shoots, or canes. The vegetative shoots of caneberries are referred to as primocanes and the flowering and fruiting canes are referred to as floricanes. Normally, these stages of cane are separated by one...
M. P. Bolda
E. J. Perry
L. J. Bettiga
S. T. Koike
W. D. Gubler
O. Daugovish
M. Gaskell
University of California ANR

The Impact of Water Quality on Pesticide Performance

Effective pesticide applications require attention to factors that influence product performance: product selection, label instructions, equipment calibration, and application timing. Applicators also learn about product performance from trial and error and from industry and university...
Fred Whitford
Donald Penner
Bill Johnson
Larry Bledsoe
Norm Wagoner
John Garr
Kiersten Wise
Purdue University