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Weed control studies in strawberries


A. H. Lange
H. Agamalian
W. A. Humphrey
V. Voth

Authors Affiliations

Arthur H. Lunge is Extension Weed Control Specialist, Riverside; Harry Agamalian is Farm Advisor, Monterey County, Salinas; Wesley A. Humphrey is Farm Advisor, Orange County; Victor Voth is Pomologist, South Coast Field Station, Santa Ana.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 21(12):8-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v021n12p8. December 1967.

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Present-day strawberry culture demands a field clean of weeds. This is particularly true in some areas of California where the practice of covering beds with a clear polyethylene film for several months (beginning usually in January or February) creates a unique problem from the standpoint of weed control. Weeds grow rank under clear polyethylene, and hand labor for weed control underneath the film is costly. The combination of a long harvest period plus the fruit's proximity to the ground places a high value on minimum cultivation.

Lange A, Agamalian H, Humphrey W, Voth V. 1967. Weed control studies in strawberries. Hilgardia 21(12):8-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v021n12p8
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