Soil Solarization as a Methyl Bromide Alternative in Strawberries
Methyl bromide is a highly toxic fumigant that is scheduled to be banned in 2001 as an ozone depletor. This project will explore soil solarization as an alternative to methyl bromide on a strawberry farm in the Central Valley. Many of the strawberry producers in the valley are Hmong farmers who are in need of low cost, effective, and safe technologies to assist them. This project will compare weed control in fields that have been solarized with fields that have been fumigated and disseminate the results through a variety of outlets, including Hmong television and radio stations.
Western Region SARE 1999 Annual Report