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Weed Science

Crop yield and economics of San Joaquin Valley vineyards under alternative weed management strategies

A two year (2010/20110 field study was conducted in organic raisin vineyards in Selma and Kingsburg and in an organic winegrape vineyard in Madera. Project collaborators included Dr. Kaan Kurtural, Dept. of Viticulture and Enology; Dr. Srinivasa Konduru, Dept. of Agricultural Business, Fresno State and UC Davis Viticulture Specialist Dr. Matthew Fidelibus. Funding for this project was provided by the California Raisin Marketing Board and the USDA Viticulture Consortium West.  Click here for an abstract of the paper published in the journal 'HortTechnology'.

 FrenchPlowBezz on tractor

Weed control with a French Plow (L) and with a Bezzerides Tree and Vine Weeder (R) in an organic raisin and in an organic winegrape vineyard (R).