Effect of Biosolarization and Cover Crops on Weeds and Soil-borne Pathogens

Ashraf Tubeileh, California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California

As the negative health and environmental effects of chemical soil fumigation become more apparent, there is a critical need for safe, alternative methods of soil fumigation to control weeds.

Impact: Proven organic method to control annual and perennial weeds, particularly in no-till systems.