Rosemary Weed Management
Unfortunately, rosemary plants often suffer from weeds, which compete with plants in terms of space, access to sunlight, water and nutrients. The presence of weeds will have a negative effect in the quantity of fresh plant material harvested as well as in the quality of essential oil. It is essential that all rosemary growers should have a sound weed control strategy, which differs significantly between countries, law framework, means of production, industry to which the product is intended etc.
The first measures against weeds are taken with the first tillage, well before planting the seedlings. A second very important step towards effective weed control is the frequent tillage or the hand weeding of the area between the rows of the plants. Inside the row of the plants, healthy mature rosemary plants normally do not allow weeds to appear, due to their dense spacing. However, professional rosemary farmers check regularly for the presence of weeds inside the row and carefully remove weeds by hand if needed.
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Rosemary Weed Control
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