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Vinegar controls weeds in garlic

publication date: Jun 1, 2004
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I was awarded a SARE grant in 2003 to field test the use of vinegar as an organic herbicide in commercial garlic production. My research was directed at the in-row control of weeds only. Between-row weeding was accomplished with mechanical control. Based on the USDA-Beltsville laboratory research I selected 10% acetic acid vinegar as it was shown to possess greater ability to kill weeds than the common 5% vinegar as found in supermarkets.

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