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Solarization and Biosolarization: Harnessing the Sun and Organic Matter to Control Weeds (Webinar)

Solarization and Biosolarization: Harnessing the Sun and Organic Matter to Control Weeds (Webinar)
When:
06/16/2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2021-06-16T12:00:00-05:00
2021-06-16T13:00:00-05:00
Where:
online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
NCAT
800-275-6228

Join this free NCAT webinar to learn about using solarization and biosolarization for weed control.

Biosolarization is a new innovation in the realm of weed control. Different from the commonly known practice of solarization, which uses clear plastic sheeting on moist soil to thermally terminate a variety of pest species, biosolarization includes the use of organic matter in the form of compost, cover crops, manure or other materials such as pomace or nut hulls. The addition of organic matter can accelerate the process by encouraging anaerobic soil disinfestation. The carbon from organic material produces chemicals with bio-pesticidal activity. The combination of these natural chemicals and heat acts like a fumigant and eliminates soil-borne pests and weed species. This presentation will cover theoretical concepts as well as results from field trials.

This hour-long, free webinar will cover theoretical concepts as well as results from field trials. Join hosts Martin Guerena and Dr. Jesus Fernandez-Bayo to learn more about the advantages and challenges of using different by-products in biosolarization to control weeds and soilborne pathogens.

For more information or to register, visit the registration page, or contact NCAT by email or phone (800-275-6228).

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