Weed control trials in sweet cherry peppers in 1991 and 1992

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Orengo-Santiago, E., & Liu, L. C. (1994). Weed control trials in sweet cherry peppers in 1991 and 1992. The Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico, 78(1-2), 45–50. https://doi.org/10.46429/jaupr.v78i1-2.4252


Two weed control experiments with sweet cherry peppers were conducted on a drip-irrigated Fraternidad clay at the Lajas substation in 1991 and 1992. In the first experiment, plastic mulch on the row plus paraquat at 0.56 kg ai/ha, directed postemergence between the rows, controlled practically all the weeds. Napropamide at 2.28 kg ai/ha and clomazone at 1.12 kg ai/ha as a pre-plant application, followed by paraquat at 0.56 kg ai/ha, were less efficient in controlling weeds than plastic mulch plus paraquat. In the second experiment, plastic mulch plus paraquat showed excellent weed control all season long. The pre-plant and postemergence applications of either glyphosate or paraquat also provided good weed control. The use of plastic mulch plus paraquat significantly outyielded all other treatments in both experiments.



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