Legume Cover Crops Reduce Overall Weed Incidence and Increase Fruit Production of Organically Grown Raspberries

dc.contributor.author Portz, Dennis
dc.contributor.author Nonnecke, Gail
dc.contributor.author Tedesco, Angela
dc.contributor.author Saunders, Ben
dc.date 2018-02-13T06:32:58.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T03:50:43Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T03:50:43Z
dc.date.copyright Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2010
dc.date.embargo 2013-03-04
dc.date.issued 2010-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Weed accumulation in raspberry plantings is a primary concern of all producers in Iowa, especially in organic production. Tillage may be used to reduce weed growth as an alternative to herbicides in raspberry plantings. However, tillage leaves soil vulnerable to erosion and potentially depletes the nutrients and organic matter from the topsoil. Growing a living mulch on the soil surface reduces weed seed germination and growth, and it reduces the need for tilling after planting between the rows of raspberry plants. Legume living mulches also can provide nitrogen and fit within organic certification requirements. The overall objective was to determine the best organically certified soil management techniques to be used between rows in a perennial raspberry planting. Specific objectives were to determine soil management treatments’ contribution to the soil’s physical and chemical properties, weed growth, and raspberry growth and development.</p>
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dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/farms_reports/346/
dc.identifier.articleid 1349
dc.identifier.contextkey 3832001
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dc.identifier.submissionpath farms_reports/346
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/36269
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries RFR A9045
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dc.subject.disciplines Agricultural Science
dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Horticulture
dc.subject.keywords RFR A9045
dc.subject.keywords Horticulture
dc.title Legume Cover Crops Reduce Overall Weed Incidence and Increase Fruit Production of Organically Grown Raspberries
dc.type article
dc.type.genre horticulture_station
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