Weed Control - Chemical, Mechanical, Herbicides

Equipment for weed control in vineyards

Herbicides, although relatively inexpensive, require good application techniques if improved deposition and drift reduction is to occur. Some of the commonly used herbicides damage vines and so great care must be taken. Drift has been a major concern for some years, off target application wastes...
Andrew Landers
Cornell University

UC IPM Pest Management Guidelines: Olive

Contents General Information Relative Toxicities of Insecticides and Miticides Used in Olives to Natural Enemies and Honey Bees Insects and Mites American Plum Borer Black Scale Branch and Twig Borer California Red Scale Greedy Scale and Latania Scale Oleander Scale...
F. G. Zalom
P. M. Vossen
R. A. Van Steenwyk
M. W. Johnson
L. Ferguson
M. V. McKenry
W. T. Lanini
W. H. Krueger
UC Davis

Herbicide Mode of Action

Herbicides are chemicals that inhibit or interrupt normal plant growth and development. They are widely used in agriculture, industry, and urban areas for weed management. Herbicides can provide cost-effective weed control while minimizing labor. However, improper herbicide use may result in crop...
Dallas E. Peterson
Douglas E. Shoup
Curtis R. Thompson
Brian L. Olson
Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service

2010 Florida Citrus Pest Management Guide: Weeds

Weed management in Florida citrus is an important component of any successful integrated pest management (IPM) program. IPM programs utilize a combination of control practices including, but not limited to, cultural, preventive, mechanical, chemical, or biological methods. Weed management is...
S.H. Futch
M. Singh
University of Florida, IFAS Extension

Plant Pest Control

Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification and Recertification Study Manual Pest identification and knowledge of pest control measures are necessary for the commercial applicator to apply and recommend economic pest treatment. This training manual provides you with information on insect...
H. Leroy Brooks
F. Robert Henderson
Dennis K. Kuhlman
Erick B. Nilson
Paul Ohlenbusch
Ned Tisserat
William G. Willis
Kansas State University Extension

Weed Management - 2010 Ohio Vegetable Production Guide

2010 Ohio Vegetable Production Guide The previous chapter “Integrated Insect, Mite and Disease Management on Vegetable Crops” developed the idea that pests should be controlled through an “integrated crop health program,” in which as many methods as possible are used to...
Robert J. Precheur
Mark Bennett
Brad Bergefurd
Luis Cañas
David Francis
Gary Gao
Casey Hoy
Jim Jasinski
Mark Koenig
Matt Kleinhenz
Hal Kneen
Ohio State University Extension

Control de Malezas en el Cultivo de la Yuca

  Desde el punto de vista del control de malezas, la yuca es un cultivo que relativamente ha sido poco estudiado. Dada su rusticidad, se ha creído que este cultivo puede tolerar, sin mayor perjuicio, la competencia de las malezas; sin embargo, se ha observado en Colombia que la...
Fernando Calle
Clayuca, Colombia

Flame weeding for vegetable crops

Flame weeding -a type of thermal weed control- was commonly used in row crops like cotton and sorghum from the late 1930s until the mid-1960s, when selective herbicides became widely available. In the 1980s and '90s, flame weeding made a rapid comeback as a non-chemical weed control technique...
Steve Diver
ATTRA Publication

Comparison of infrared, flame and steam units for their use in plant protection

  The energy performance of infrared, flame-weeder & hot-steam units for pest and weed management were evaluated and compared. These thermal units were tested for ease of installation, adjustment of operation, safety and reliability. The temperature development of these units was tested in...
M. N. Rifai
J. Miller
J. Gaduš
P. Otepka
L. Košik
Research in Agricultural Engineering

Thermal Weed Control by Flaming: Biological and Technical Aspects

  The aim of this work was to study the influence of biological and technical factors on the effect of flame weeding, as a basis for reducing the energy consumption and increasing the effective ground speed required for good weed control. Responses of weeds and test plants were evaluated in...
Johan Ascard
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences