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Record number 368700
Title Innovation in mechanical weed control in crop rows
Author(s) Weide, R.Y. van der; Bleeker, P.O.; Achten, V.T.J.M.; Lotz, L.A.P.; Melander, B.; Fogelberg, F.
Source Weed Research 48 (2008)3. - ISSN 0043-1737 - p. 215 - 224.
Department(s) PPO Arable Farming, Multifunctional Agriculture and Field Production of Vegetables
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2008
Keyword(s) biologische landbouw - handmatige onkruidbestrijding - aftasten - onkruidwieders - organic farming - manual weed control - sensing - weeders - cultural methods - yield response - sugar-beet - segmentation - competition - plants - model - speed
Categories Organic Farming / Weed Control
Abstract Weed control within crop rows is one of the main problems in organic farming. For centuries, different weed removal tools have been used to reduce weeds in the crop rows. Stimulated by the demand from organic farmers, research in several European countries over the last decade has focused on mechanisation using harrowing, torsion finger weeding and weeding with compressed air (Pneumat). Intelligent weeders are now being developed which offer more advanced ways to control weeds, including larger ones and to leave the crop plants unharmed. One of the first commercially available intelligent weeders, the Sarl Radis from France, has a simple crop detection system based on light interception, which guides a hoe in and out of the crop row, around the crop plants. The inclusion of innovative technologies, including advanced sensing and robotics, in combination with new cropping systems, might lead to a breakthrough in physical weed control in row crops leading to significant reductions, or even elimination, of the need for hand weeding
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