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Weed problems and possibilities for their control in salix for biomass

Albertsson, Johannes (2012). Weed problems and possibilities for their control in salix for biomass. Alnarp: (LTJ, LTV) > Plant Breeding and Biotechnology (until 121231), Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. Introductory paper at the Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science
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Salix is a dedicated arable bioenergy crop that is presently grown on 12,000 ha in Sweden. It has probably the best environmental profile among the arable bioenergy crops grown in Sweden partly because neither fungicides nor insecticides are used in the production. However, herbicides are used routinely, because salix plants are very sensitive, especially during the first growing season, to competition from weeds. Hence, to improve the environmental profile of salix even further, alternative weed control methods that complement or for substitute the use of herbicides are desired. Some of these alternatives might be to improve the mechanical weeding techniques, using cover crops, applying herbicides more accurately or to breed for weed competitiveness. The purpose of this introductory paper is therefore to review what is known about weeds in relation to biomass salix. To put this subject into context there will first be a general overview of salix and the current production system.

Authors/Creators:Albertsson, Johannes
Title:Weed problems and possibilities for their control in salix for biomass
Series/Journal:Introductory paper at the Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science (1654-3580)
Year of publishing :24 October 2012
Volume:2012:5
Page range:1-31
Number of Pages:31
Place of Publication:Alnarp
Publisher:Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
ISSN:1654-3580
Language:English
Publication Type:Report
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:F Plant production > F08 Cropping patterns and systems
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 405 Other Agricultural Sciences > Renewable Bioenergy Research
Keywords:salix, bioenergy, weed competition
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-672
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-672
ID Code:9162
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Plant Breeding and Biotechnology (until 121231)
External funders:FORMAS
Deposited By: Mr Johannes Albertsson
Deposited On:24 Oct 2012 13:48
Metadata Last Modified:27 Oct 2015 14:53

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