Cabbage is a common open-air vegetable crop in Italy (nearly 40000 ha), and although it is a very competitive species, weed management still represents a key operation during the crop cycle. One year “on-farm” experiment was carried out during 2006-2007 season by the MAMA Division of DAGA Department and CIRAA “Enrico Avanzi” researches centre of the University of Pisa in cooperation with San Giuliano Terme and Vecchiano municipalities (Serchio Valley, Pisa, Central Italy). The innovative weed control strategy was performed by means of the false seedbed technique application, two precision hoeing interventions and in-row hand weeding as complementary operation. False seedbed technique was performed by the rolling harrow (a patent by the University of Pisa), while hoeing passes were carried out with the “hoe conformed” rolling harrow and a precision hoe, both of them equipped with hand guidance systems and elastic tines for selective inrow weed control. Weed density, weed biomass at harvest, crop fresh yield, innovative operative machines performances and economic parameters were assessed during the experiment. The two compared weed management systems gave very similar results concerning with all the parameters involved in 2006. Another year of experiment was carried out from the autumn of 2008. The results of this year of experiment currently are being processed and will be presented at the workshop.

Phtysical weed control on cabbage in the Serchio Valley (Central Italy)

FONTANELLI, MARCO;RAFFAELLI, MICHELE;FRASCONI, CHRISTIAN;PERUZZI, ANDREA
2009

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Cabbage is a common open-air vegetable crop in Italy (nearly 40000 ha), and although it is a very competitive species, weed management still represents a key operation during the crop cycle. One year “on-farm” experiment was carried out during 2006-2007 season by the MAMA Division of DAGA Department and CIRAA “Enrico Avanzi” researches centre of the University of Pisa in cooperation with San Giuliano Terme and Vecchiano municipalities (Serchio Valley, Pisa, Central Italy). The innovative weed control strategy was performed by means of the false seedbed technique application, two precision hoeing interventions and in-row hand weeding as complementary operation. False seedbed technique was performed by the rolling harrow (a patent by the University of Pisa), while hoeing passes were carried out with the “hoe conformed” rolling harrow and a precision hoe, both of them equipped with hand guidance systems and elastic tines for selective inrow weed control. Weed density, weed biomass at harvest, crop fresh yield, innovative operative machines performances and economic parameters were assessed during the experiment. The two compared weed management systems gave very similar results concerning with all the parameters involved in 2006. Another year of experiment was carried out from the autumn of 2008. The results of this year of experiment currently are being processed and will be presented at the workshop.
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