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Record number 364770
Title Effectiveness of weed control methods on pavement
Author(s) Vermeulen, G.D.; Verwijs, B.R.; Kempenaar, C.
Source Wageningen : Wageningen UR, Plant Research International - 6
Department(s) Agrosystems
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2007
Keyword(s) onkruidbestrijding - bestrijdingsmethoden - herbiciden - bestrating - verontreinigingsbeheersing - pleksgewijs spuiten - onkruidbestrijding op niet-akkerland - weed control - control methods - herbicides - pavements - pollution control - spot spraying - non-crop weed control
Categories Weed Control
Abstract The policy in the Netherlands is to signifiantly reduce the use of herbicides, also on pavements. Existing non-chemical methods to control weeds are much less effective than spot spraying, the usual method at this moment. Therefore, the cost of non-chemical weed management is often estimated to be 4 to 5 times the cost of chemical weed control. However, independently measured data on the effectiveness of spot spraying, of current non-chemical methods and of potentially improved non-chemical methods were not available. This was particularly the case for a situation under continuous non-chemical weed control. The objective of the research described here was to determine the effectiveness of existing and experimental non-chemical methods, and of spot spraying
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