06189466 cites 10 patents.

A method of controlling noxious weeds, particularly nutsedge (Cyperus spp) by soil solarization, comprising covering the soil with an effective thickness of a transparent, thermoplastic IR retentive film for a sufficient period of time to either kill or suppress the weeds. Also a field management method for the growing of cash crops susceptible to interference by noxious weeds comprising the steps of forming planting beds of soil; subjecting the soil to soil solarization; painting the film to terminate the solarization period; and transplanting cash crop.

Title
Noxious weed control by soil solarization
Application Number
9/6562
Publication Number
6189466 (B1)
Application Date
January 13, 1998
Publication Date
February 20, 2001
Inventor
Frank Fornari
West Monroe
LA, US
Daniel O Chellemi
Vero Beach
FL, US
Carlene A Chase
Gainesville
FL, US
Thomas R Sinclair
Gainesville
FL, US
Agent
G Byron Stover
US
John D Fado
US
M Howard Silverstein
US
Assignee
University of Florida
FL, US
The United States of America represented by the Secretery of Agriculture
DC, US
IPC
A01C 11/00
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