Influence of Tillage in Peppermint on Fumibotys fumalis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), Common Groundsel, Senecio vulgaris, and Soil Chemical Components
Authors: Talkington, M. L.; Berry, R. E.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 79, Number 6, December 1986 , pp. 1590-1594(5)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:Fall or spring plowing (10–14 cm deep) in peppermint, Mentha piperita L., significantly reduced emergence of adult Fumibotys fumalis (Guenée) and suppressed common groundsel, Senecio vulgaris L. Disking (5–9 cm deep) reduced F. fumalis adult emergence, but did not sufficiently control S. vulgaris to replace current herbicide treatments. Plowed plots had a more uniform pH and distribution of nutrients in the 0- to 15-cm soil stratum. Plowed plots had significantly higher pH and Ca in the 0- to 5-cm stratum and higher P and K in the 5- to 15-cm stratum compared with untilled plots. Disking had an intermediate effect on pH and distribution of soil nutrients. Plowing and disking did not affect peppermint oil yield.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 1, 1986
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