A living mulch system consists of growing a regulated cover crop
with an economic crop. Living mulches are often interplanted with
horticultural crops, but competition for water can adversely affect
crop production. Various management practices may limit the negative
Studies were conducted for two purposes: (1) to determine if...
Yield reductions due to competition of weeds with crop plants
can be extremely important. Early weed competition can be as important
in reducing crop yield as weed competition for the entire
The objectives of this study were (1) to determine the weed
control achieved by narrow row-cropping patterns, (2)...
The study of the effects of cropping systems on buried weed
seed is very costly. Most of the experiments of this nature were
conducted prior to the introduction of herbicides. New techniques,
material and methods are needed and could result in more research
in this area of study.
Crops were planted into tilled strips in an established perennial ryegrass
(Lolium perenne L. 'Manhattan II'), sod covering various portions (55%, 66%,
77%) of the row width. Italian beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L. 'Romano II')
biomass and yields showed a trend among sod strips with lower yields
produced in plots with...