Non-chemical Weeds Management in Two Mediterranean Culinary Herbs

Alessandra Carrubba, Ivana Calabrese, Vincenzo Ascolillo

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Weeds management is one of the most relevant constraints to the cultivation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, especially when they’re cultivated with “organic” methods, that, according to EU regulations, do not allow the use of chemicals. A strong interest is therefore devoted to pointing out “alternative” (agronomical and physical) methods for weeds control. This work reports the results of a trial performed in 2003-04 and 2004-05 in order to evaluate the effects on Coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) and Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill.) of four non-chemical methods for weeds control: FS (False seeding), PD (Flaming), MZ (Mechanical weeding), SM (Hand weeding) compared with two untreated controls. Regarding weeds control, weeding by hand gave the best results, allowing a more thoughtful and precise treatment. Flaming proved to be a promising method, but a more detailed demonstration of the execution of treatment will probably allow for obtaining a better performance.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)51-57
Numero di pagine8
RivistaActa Horticulturae
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2009

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