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Weed Science

Stinger efficacy on weeds

Studies were conducted from 2009 to 2011 to assess the feasibility of using steam to control weeds in an almond orchard. The study was conducted in the Fresno State Farm with funding provided by the Propane Education and Research Council. The results of this study were published in the journal 'Weed Technology'. Click here for a link to the abstract of the paper.


Graduate student Marcelo Moretti and undergraduate student Fernando Baesso operating the steam weed control machine in an almond orchard at the Fresno State Farm (L) and exchange student from Brazil Murilo Triano operating the machine (R).