Herbicide research on flower bulbs

The resource base for weed control is getting smaller and smaller. It therefore remains important to test out herbicides that become newly available to look at effectiveness and possible phytotox/crop damage and yield loss. Herbicide trials take place in collaboration with suppliers and growers.

Herbicide research at the test garden

In recent years, herbicide research has been carried out at the flower bulb trial garden in lily, gladiolus, special bulbous plants, perennials, peony and hyacinth. In perennials, besides herbicides, we are also looking at the possibilities of mechanical weed control. We are looking for opportunities to apply a low-dosing system.

Effective and sustainable

This method of weed control is effective and more sustainable because the weeds are tackled when they are still very small, resulting in the use of significantly less active substances. This method has a positive impact on water quality. By reducing emissions to ground and surface water, we contribute to a more sustainable future.

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This survey is conducted annually.

Related Sustainable Development Goals

12, 14, 15 | alternative control with reduced emission of chemicals to environment and ground and surface water. Looking for methods (low dosage system, mechanical weed control) or less environmentally damaging agents to reduce environmental impact.

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