Die Bodenkultur - Journal for Land Management, Food and Environment

H. Z. Ghosheh:

Garlic (Allium satiuum) response to weed control practices


Experiments were conducted to detect the possibility of adopting efficient weed control methods for garlic production. Treatments of hand weeding, oxyfluorfen applied preemergence, oxadiazon applied preemergence, oxyfluorfen applied postemergence, and oxytluorfen followed by fluazifop-P applied postemergence, were evaluated in two seasons. Results indicated that hand weeding provided the best weed control. Preemergence herbicide applications provided acceptable season-long weed control; however, phytotoxicity occasionally reduced garlic yield. A combination of preemergence herbicides at reduced rates in combination with sporadic hand weeding was suggested to minimize weed control expenses. Key words:  Weed suppression, weed management, chemical weed control, handweeding, crop injury.