Timing and Intensity of Cultivation and Effects on Weed Control

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1998: $2,770.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1998
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $6,838.00
Region: Northeast
State: Maine
Project Leader:


  • Agronomic: corn


  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    We want to address the problem of weed control in a corn crop with the use of cultivation. We want to see if there is a relationship between the amount of crop yield and the frequency of cultivation and also to see what effect under-seeding with clover will have on the yield. The researchers have stated that they would conduct weed ratings and biomass counts at and around canopy closure. They will also conduct measurements of yield and weed population assessment between each plot.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.