Totally impermeable film retains fumigants, allowing lower application rates in strawberry
Originally published online only.
California Agriculture 65(4):211-215. DOI: 10.3733/ca.E.v065n04p211.
With the loss of methyl bromide, new films allow lower application rates of alternative soil treatments.
S.A. Fennimore is Extension Specialist and Weed Scientist, UC Davis. H.A. Ajwa is Extension Specialist and Soil Scientist, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis.
Both are located at the USDA Agricultural Research Station, Salinas.
We are grateful for the financial support of Kuraray Americas and Mitsui Plastics for this project. We thank TriCal and Raven Industries for land, material and technical support; Jonathan Hunzie for making the fumigant applications; and J. Ben Weber for monitoring weed densities.