Hilgardia
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Weed control in processing tomatoes

Authors

Arthur H. Lange
Warren E. Bendixen
Royce Goertzen
Bill B. Fischer
Harold M. Kempen
Harry S. Agamalian
Eugene E. Stevenson
Robert A. Brendler
Jack P. Orr
Robert J. Mullen
Floyd M. Ashton

Authors Affiliations

Arthur H. Lange is Weed Scientist, San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Parlier; Warren E. Bendixen is Farm Advisor, Santa Barbara County; Royce Goertzen is Staff Research Associate, Parlier; Bill B. Fischer is Farm Advisors in Fresno, Kern, Monterey, Stanislaus, Ventura, Sacramento, and San Joaquin counties; Harold M. Kempen is Farm Advisors in Fresno, Kern, Monterey, Stanislaus, Ventura, Sacramento, and San Joaquin counties; Harry S. Agamalian is Farm Advisors in Fresno, Kern, Monterey, Stanislaus, Ventura, Sacramento, and San Joaquin counties; Eugene E. Stevenson is Farm Advisors in Fresno, Kern, Monterey, Stanislaus, Ventura, Sacramento, and San Joaquin counties; Robert A. Brendler is Farm Advisors in Fresno, Kern, Monterey, Stanislaus, Ventura, Sacramento, and San Joaquin counties; Jack P. Orr is Farm Advisors in Fresno, Kern, Monterey, Stanislaus, Ventura, Sacramento, and San Joaquin counties; Robert J. Mullen is Farm Advisors in Fresno, Kern, Monterey, Stanislaus, Ventura, Sacramento, and San Joaquin counties; Floyd M. Ashton is Professor of Botany, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 31(2):14-15. DOI:10.3733/ca.v031n02p14. February 1977.

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Abstract

High yields in processing tomatoes depend on a great many factors, not the least of which is good weed control. Weeds compete severely with the tomato, primarily for water and light, and interfere with mechanical harvest. The arsenal of herbicides available for annual weed control in tomatoes is relatively large compared to those for other vegetable crops. However, because tomatoes are planted over a large range of soil types and weather conditions, it is difficult to make accurate general recommendations.

Lange A, Bendixen W, Goertzen R, Fischer B, Kempen H, Agamalian H, Stevenson E, Brendler R, Orr J, Mullen R, Ashton F. 1977. Weed control in processing tomatoes. Hilgardia 31(2):14-15. DOI:10.3733/ca.v031n02p14
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