Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Weed control studies in tomatoes, 1968–70

Authors

H. Agamalian
B. Fischer
F. Ashton
A. Lange
E. Stilwell
R. Brendler
H. Kempen
V. Schweers
H. Collins
R. King
L. Buschmann
J. Orr

Authors Affiliations

H. Agamalian Farm Advisors in Monterey and Fresno counties; B. Fischer Farm Advisors in Monterey and Fresno counties; F. Ashton is Professor, Department of Agricultural Botany, University of California, Davis; A. Lange is Extension Weed Control Specialist, San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center; E. Stil-well was formerly Specialist, University of California, Riverside; R. Brendler Farm Advisors in Ventura, Kern, Tulare, San Benito, San Joaquin, Sutter, and Sacramento counties; H. Kempen Farm Advisors in Ventura, Kern, Tulare, San Benito, San Joaquin, Sutter, and Sacramento counties; V. Schweers Farm Advisors in Ventura, Kern, Tulare, San Benito, San Joaquin, Sutter, and Sacramento counties; H. Collins Farm Advisors in Ventura, Kern, Tulare, San Benito, San Joaquin, Sutter, and Sacramento counties; R. King Farm Advisors in Ventura, Kern, Tulare, San Benito, San Joaquin, Sutter, and Sacramento counties; L. Buschmann Farm Advisors in Ventura, Kern, Tulare, San Benito, San Joaquin, Sutter, and Sacramento counties; J. Orr Farm Advisors in Ventura, Kern, Tulare, San Benito, San Joaquin, Sutter, and Sacramento counties.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 26(1):10-11. DOI:10.3733/ca.v026n01p10. January 1972.

PDF of full article, Cite this article

Abstract

The development of selective herbicides has been basic to the profitable use of the mechanical tomato harvester. Weeds must be efficiently controlled if such machines are to operate effectively in California tomato fields. About 40% of California's tomatoes were treated with herbicides for annual preemergence weed control in 1965. Only five years later over twice this acreage was treated (87% in a 1970 survey). The most common weeds in tomato fields include barnyard grass, pigweed, nightshade, nutsedge, shepherd's purse, and many other broadleaf weeds and grasses.

Agamalian H, Fischer B, Ashton F, Lange A, Stilwell E, Brendler R, Kempen H, Schweers V, Collins H, King R, Buschmann L, Orr J. 1972. Weed control studies in tomatoes, 1968–70. Hilgardia 26(1):10-11. DOI:10.3733/ca.v026n01p10
Webmaster Email: wsuckow@ucanr.edu