Chemical weed control in carnation transplants
Jack L. Bivins, Santa Barbara County
Clyde L. Elmore
Art Lange, San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Parlier
California Agriculture 26(8):14-16. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v026n08p14.
Weeds are a problem in transplanted carnations during early stages of development when there can be no soil fumigation or steam sterilization. Early mechanical control of weeds is made impossible by the wire, plastic or bamboo netting that is placed on beds at planting for plant support. The only alternative is expensive hand weeding. The study reported here evaluates herbicides for control of weeds in transplanted carnations in ground beds.
Jack L. Bivins is Farm Advisor, Santa Barbara County; Clyde Elmore is Extension Weed Specialist, U.C. Davis; Art Lange is Extension Weed Specialist, San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Parlier.