Weed management is a major issue not only in agriculture but also in cities and in public and sport turfs. As a matter of fact, in the latter case an effective control of weed flora is needed in order to maintain a high quality and functionality of the turf. Actually, weed control in turfs is performed by means of very high amount of herbicides. This kind of management is very dangerous as it is connected with very high risks of environment pollution and consequently for operators and citizens safety and health. In this context, public concern about agrochemical use in turf is more and more increasing and there is a clear need to define and use alternative and non chemical methods of weed control in turfs. This paper aims to summarize the main results achieved by the University of Pisa in about three years of research carried out on the possible application of thermal weed control in turfs.

Innovative strategy and machines for non chemical management of weed seed-bank and actual spontaneous flora in turf grass.

FONTANELLI, MARCO;RAFFAELLI, MICHELE;MARTELLONI, LUISA;FRASCONI, CHRISTIAN;PERUZZI, ANDREA
2012

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Weed management is a major issue not only in agriculture but also in cities and in public and sport turfs. As a matter of fact, in the latter case an effective control of weed flora is needed in order to maintain a high quality and functionality of the turf. Actually, weed control in turfs is performed by means of very high amount of herbicides. This kind of management is very dangerous as it is connected with very high risks of environment pollution and consequently for operators and citizens safety and health. In this context, public concern about agrochemical use in turf is more and more increasing and there is a clear need to define and use alternative and non chemical methods of weed control in turfs. This paper aims to summarize the main results achieved by the University of Pisa in about three years of research carried out on the possible application of thermal weed control in turfs.
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