Two small horticulture units in south east Wales are to trial vision-guided, interrow
weeders to determine the labour and time savings.
The experiment was set in a 3 x 4 factorial scheme, in randomized blocks (30 points), with three replicates, to evaluate the variation of soil mechanical resistance to penetration (RP) measured in the row, interrow
and the mean value between row and interrow
, in four layers (0-0.
was planted at a spacing of 75 cm interrow
and 25 cm plant to plant.
The weed control during the summer season was performed by cutting or weeding the weeds, respectively in the rootstock interrow
Weed management in the two-year rotation was based on conventional rates of herbicides, whereas in the three-year and four-year systems, herbicides were applied in bands over the corn and soybean rows rather than broadcast sprayed, interrow
areas were cultivated, and no herbicides were applied in the small grain and forage legume crops.
bracteata was planted at an interrow
and intrarow spacing of 1.
On more fertile but often weedy soils of other natural areas in the region it is better to sow in broad drills, which will allow using interrow
hoeing of vegetative plants.
2003: Grapevine root system and soil characteristics in a vineyard maintained long-term with or without interrow
Soil water dynamics in row and interrow
positions in soybean (Glycine max L.
Seeds were sown by hand on an interrow
spacing of 0.
5 m apart and another 3 lysimeters in the nearby interrow
area at the same spacing.
This paper can also be considered as an alternative to the herbicides and the use of these cover crops in combination with interrow
tillage as an effective alternative of weed control.