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Eric B. Brennan and Jim E. Leap

Establishing a uniform and sufficiently dense cover crop stand as soon as possible after planting is a critical first step to enable the cover crop to provide desirable services such as weed suppression, nitrate scavenging, and erosion control. Weed

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Muhammad Mansoor Javaid, Manish Bhan, Jodie V. Johnson, Bala Rathinasabapathi and Carlene A. Chase

’s allelopathic properties for weed suppression in horticultural crop production systems, we examined the phytotoxicity of its aqueous foliar extracts and ground, dried residues in an earlier study ( Adler and Chase, 2007 ). Both sunn hemp extracts and ground

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Fertility Effects on Weed Suppression and Community Composition L.K. Hunsberger 1 and M.R. Ryan 2 ; 1 Extension Educator, University of Maryland Extension, P.O. Box 219, Snow Hill, MD 21863; 2 PhD Candidate, Ecology Program, The Pennsylvania State

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Mathieu Ngouajio, Rafael Auras, R. Thomas Fernandez, Maria Rubino, James W. Counts Jr and Thitisilp Kijchavengkul

are fully degradable, but are expensive, difficult to handle, and require specialized equipment for application. Also, they do not provide the level of weed suppression and soil warming generally achieved with plastic mulch ( Warnick et al., 2006 ). In

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solutions increased vase life. Fine-leaf Fescues with Enhanced Weed Suppression A collection of 78 fine-leaf fescues was evaluated for turfgrass quality, seedling vigor, and weed suppressive ability in a multi-year evaluation at Ithaca, NY (Bertin et al., p

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Lavesta C. Hand, Wheeler G. Foshee III, Tyler A. Monday, Daniel E. Wells and Dennis P. Delaney

( Brandenberger et al., 2005 ). Cover crops have been used in numerous cropping systems to improve weed control. In addition to providing weed suppression, benefits of growing a cover crop include improved soil structure, preservation of soil moisture, erosion

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Brad Geary, Corey Ransom, Brad Brown, Dennis Atkinson and Saad Hafez

herbicide use for weed control ( Al-Khatib et al., 1997 ; Bialy et al., 1990 ; Boydston and Hang, 1995 ; Brown and Morra, 1996 , 1997 ; Krishnan et al., 1998 ). Brassica green manure crops have been evaluated for weed suppression in greenhouse studies

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Megan E. O’Rourke and Jessica Petersen

.S. Clesceri, and A.E. Greenberg (eds.). Standard methods for the examination of water and wastewater. Washington, DC Barnes, J.P. Putnam, A.R. 1983 Rye residues contribute weed suppression in no-tillage cropping systems J. Chem. Ecol. 9 1045 1057 Blevins, R

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Anil Shrestha, S. Kaan Kurtural, Matthew W. Fidelibus, Geoffrey Dervishian and Srinivasa Konduru

, 2012 ). Each of these tools has specific limitations in vineyards and other cropping systems. For example, Shrestha et al. (2012) reported that steam, propane flaming, and an organic herbicide (d-limonene) provided 3 to 6 weeks of weed suppression in

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Nicholas D. Warren, Richard G. Smith and Rebecca G. Sideman

Cover crops provide many beneficial ecosystem services to agricultural production systems, including soil and nutrient retention, resources and habitat for beneficial organisms, and weed suppression ( Hartwig and Ammon, 2002 ). In regions such as