Chemical weed control in peppers
AuthorsFred L. Whiting
L. F. Lippert
James M. Lyons
Authors AffiliationsFred L. Whiting is Laboratory Technician, Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California at Riverside; L. F. Lippert is Associate Olericulturist, Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California at Riverside; James M. Lyons is Plant Physiologist, Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California at Riverside.
Hilgardia 24(7):8-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v024n07p8. July 1970.
WEEDS ARE A PROBLEM in both direct seeded and transplanted bell and chili peppers in California. Cool weather during the early planting season results in slow emergence of direct-seeded pepper seedlings. Grower practice for chilies is to place seed 2 to 4 inches into moist soil and push-hoe the soil from above the germinating seedlings prior to emergence, thus removing the first crop of weed seedlings. Weeds which develop after the last cultivation (lay-by) may also cause difficulties during harvest. The availability of promising chemicals for weed control in peppers prompted the series of studies reported here to evaluate herbicides for direct-seeded and transplanted peppers under both furrow and sprinkler irrigation.
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