Vessalico is a small village close to Imperia (Liguria, Italy), where garlic is a typical crop. The garlic of Vessalico is one of the most traditional and top quality foods in Italy. A study was carried out on the possibility of introducing a mechanization chain to solve the main agronomic problems of garlic cultivation in this area, such as planting, weed control and harvesting, which would thus improve garlic yield and quality. Ordinary organic garlic crop management was compared with an innovative system in which physical weed control was carried out using a rolling harrow, two flame weeding machines and a precision hoe. The innovative treatments increased the whole plant and bulb dry weight by approximately 38% and 78% respectively, and reduced weed biomass at harvest by up to 77%.

Effect of thermal and mechanical weed control on garlic.

FRASCONI, CHRISTIAN;FONTANELLI, MARCO;RAFFAELLI, MICHELE;MARTELLONI, LUISA;PERUZZI, ANDREA
2011

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Vessalico is a small village close to Imperia (Liguria, Italy), where garlic is a typical crop. The garlic of Vessalico is one of the most traditional and top quality foods in Italy. A study was carried out on the possibility of introducing a mechanization chain to solve the main agronomic problems of garlic cultivation in this area, such as planting, weed control and harvesting, which would thus improve garlic yield and quality. Ordinary organic garlic crop management was compared with an innovative system in which physical weed control was carried out using a rolling harrow, two flame weeding machines and a precision hoe. The innovative treatments increased the whole plant and bulb dry weight by approximately 38% and 78% respectively, and reduced weed biomass at harvest by up to 77%.
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