Soil Solarization and Biosolarization

May 2022


Imagine harnessing the sun’s energy to destroy your enemies. Like Archimedes-the ancient Greek who used mirrors to concentrate sunlight to burn the Roman fleet—farmers can utilize the sun to destroy or disable insects, diseases, nematodes, and weeds in the field. The technique known as solarization consists of laying clear, plastic mulch on moist soi

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