Perennial Weed Management Discussed in Latest 'Focus on Tomato' Webcast
Perennial weed infestations in tomato crops can have many negative effects on crops, like lower yields, added costs from losses due to insects and diseases, and reduced-quality products.
The latest Focus on Tomato webcast, titled “Managing Perennial Weeds in Tomatoes,” by Dr. Steve Weller at Purdue University summarizes different perennial weed types, shows examples of problem perennial weeds, and discusses techniques available for managing these weeds.
This talk particularly covers…
- Site preparation
- Elimination of perennial weeds before tomato crop planting
- Methods to manage perennial weeds in the tomato crop
- Perennial weeds management in rotation crops, especially agronomic crops
Presentations about good agricultural practices (GAPs) for food safety for fresh fruits and vegetables, insect management, disease management, fertigation, pumpkin seeds as snack food, pumpkin varieties, southern peas, and okra.
Presentations about vegetable insects, diseases, induced resistance, food trends, costs of tomato production, irrigation, manure use in vegetables, and cover crops.
Presentations about aphids, irrigation, varieties, soil health, insect management, phytophthora on cucurbits, weed control, and health benefits of eating fruits and vegetables
Vegetable Variety Showcase, November 29, 2007
. Presentations reporting on variety trials conducted in Indiana in 2007.
Includes streaming video (asx), handouts (pdf), slides (pdf) covering muskmelon and watermelon, sweet corn, pumpkins, and tomatoes. Full reports of trials are available in MW Vegetable Trial Report.
Presentations about cover crops, varieties, corn earworm, cucurbit diseases, weed control and high tunnels
Sweet Corn Varieties: Report on 2005 Trials in Northern Indiana. L. Maynard (pdf) (2006)