Evaluation of New Cultivation Tools for Weed Control in Newly Planted Strawberries
Pritts, Marvin; Bellinder, Robin
Weed control is the most significant challenge for strawberry growers; only one herbicide (Devrinol 5 lb/A) is labeled for use at planting and it has only 6 weeks or less of residual activity. Herbicide use plus cultivation and hand-weeding are currently employed by growers, but hand weeding is expensive and currently used cultivation tools (rototillers) diminish soil structure. Low cost, effective methods of weed management are desperately needed by strawberry growers. Three new cultivation tools were evaluated for their efficacy in new strawberry plantings.
NYS IPM Type: Project Report
New York State Integrated Pest Management Program
Agricultural IPM; Strawberries; Fruits; Berries