TECHNOLOGY FOR ORGANIC WEED CONTROL
In recent years, crop maintenance works have become a major challenge for organic farming systems, where the application of chemical treatments is totally forbidden. The effect of weeds on crops varies according to pedoclimatic, biological or technological parameters, the resulting damages being both quantitative and qualitative. By weed control, we aim to prevent their competition in order to obtain maximum crop yields.
Among the methods of thermal weed control, used as an alternative to chemical weeding, steam or hot water-based ones have been increasingly used as they provide an efficient, environmentally friendly and economical way of removing harmful plants.
This paper presents a technology for the maintenance of medicinal and aromatic plant organic crops, based on the use of innovative equipment for weed thermal control by using hot water.