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Re: New Planting Method Increases Yield And Reduces Pests
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2017, 11:43:59 AM »
I couldn't find an original research report to verify the article which seems to have originated from a Texas A&M press release. Maybe I missed it and someone else could point me to it.
As far as I could find, it seems to originate from work done by 2 research groups. One from the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center described using Lumex 994 GC or Dalen Weed-X meshes to control root weevil. http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1653/024.092.0112. Lumen seemed to do a better job at reducing in-ground larvae and/or emergence of adults. They also noted increased grown with the mesh ground cover.

The other, from Texas A&M investigated the effect of bed height and mesh ground cover on productivity. They confirmed the improvements in growth with UltraWeb 3000 ground cover but found that fruit production in covered flat beds was twice that of trees in covered raised beds. https://www.google.com.mx/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.naro.affrc.go.jp/publicity_report/pub2016_or_later/files/nifts_report01-2.pdf&ved=0ahUKEwi_w_KGn83WAhVC5GMKHb9xAC0QFggmMAA&usg=AFQjCNFbvog4_pcsmpvnfNn9Abqi2P6H0A

Another article from the same Texas A&M group reported that the best time to spray against citrus psillids and other insects is prior to flush because the psyllids time reproduction to coincide with a flush. I lost the reference to the article he stated this but this is a related article that explains the reasoning   https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5193449/

 

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