Research Concerning the Use of Different Mulching Methods on Lavender

Zsolt SZEKELY-VARGA, Monica Tereza BOSCAIU NEAGU, Maria CANTOR

Abstract


Lavandula angustifolia Mill. is a highly appreciated and precious shrub worldwide due to the high essential oil content and properties. The aim of this research was to determine the influence of organic farming on lavender production. The experiment was carried out during a 2-years period (2018 - 2019) at the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, in the experimental field. The biological material used in this experiment was represented by two Lavandula angustifolia Mill. cultivars (‘Codreanca’ and ‘Sevtopolis’). The observations consisted of the evaluation of weed density, two times/year, at the beginning and at the end of the flowering period of the lavender plants. As expected, the highest weed density was in the control treatment followed by the straw/hay treatment while the lowest weed density was recorded in the treatment with the mulch foil.

Keywords


lavender; mulching; mulching foil; sustainable; straw/hay; weed control.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-hort:2019.0011




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