'Everything about steaming' by MSD at IPM Essen

Gaps in effectiveness and increasing resistances of weeds and diseases, but also bans and restrictions of herbicides are increasing the public interest in steaming.

Steaming processes can be implemented in all sectors of horticulture, from greenhouses to the open land.

As a result, modern and time-saving as well as energy efficient cover steaming processes are catching on. On the open land, semi-automatic and fully automatic steaming machines are successfully in use, especially on vegetable farms and tree nurseries. Technical progress has been made with the use of spike-covers for sandwich-steaming. With these, steam can be output up to a depth of 25cm using 17cm long spikes. First experiences saw energy savings of 50% compared to conventional cover-steaming.

Combating invasive neophytes like the Japanese knotweed and the yellow nutsedge is effective using steam. Also, combating weeds, soil-borne diseases, pests and soil fatigue with steam at strawberry- and tree nurseries is showing a good effect. Finally, steaming processes are used to combat weeds in public green areas and parks.

All information concerning the topic "Steaming" is provided by MSD GmbH, Durbach, on the IPM Essen 23 – 26 January 2018 in Hall 3, Booth B 52.

For more information:
Stollenberg 8
77770 Durbach / Germany
Tel: (+49) 781 127 866-60
Fax: (+49) 781 127 866-69

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