Table of contents:
- Why are weeds scary for potatoes?
- Weeding potatoes - hard work and short-term effects
- Lazurit - a modern alternative to ineffective weeding
- How to use Lazurite to kill weeds?
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What does it take to get a good potato crop? Many gardeners, answering this question, will say - good seed material, fertile soil, timely watering and feeding. They are, of course, right. But there is one negative factor that can significantly reduce the yield of potatoes, despite the fulfillment of the above conditions - weeds. On plantations overgrown with weeds, it is not possible to get a rich harvest of potatoes, and repeated weeding is one of the most time-consuming procedures in caring for this crop. Fortunately, potatoes can be grown today without exhausting weeding and without weeds.
Why are weeds scary for potatoes?
Appearing often even before the potato sprouts sprout, weeds are a real competitor in the struggle for moisture, nutrients and a place in the sun. But even this is not the worst thing - many types of weeds attract various insect pests and are carriers of diseases!
Common ragweed on potato plantations, it is scary not only for its allergenic effect. Numerous seeds of this weed plant remain viable for up to 8 years, and a powerful root, which goes 4 meters deep, draws not only moisture from the soil, but also the potassium necessary for potatoes.
The roots of wheatgrass, an equally vicious weed, are long and thin, often pierce through the tubers, causing the tubers to rot.
The conclusion suggests itself - it is necessary to fight against weeds on potato plantings.
Weeding potatoes - hard work and short-term effects
The most popular method of weed control since ancient times is weeding. To do this, use all kinds of hoes, cultivators and other manual and mechanized garden tools. All these tools help to achieve a positive result in weed control for some time, but they take too much time and effort.
Even if the area allotted for potatoes is very small, you have to work hard to clear it of weeds. And the saddest thing is that these events will have to be repeated several times. After all, the roots remaining in the soil will germinate again. And the seeds of many weeds can lie in the ground for many years without losing their germination and waiting for an opportunity to sprout. For many weeds, a small piece of root left in the soil is enough - the plant will rise again and give seeds in a short period of time.
Lazurit - a modern alternative to ineffective weeding
For weed control, the "August" company offers a modern selective herbicide "Lazurit". A unique preparation, destroying weeds (both at the stage of their emergence and adult plants), does not have a negative effect on potatoes.
"Lazurit" is active against a large number of weeds - quinoa, Mary, thistle, ragweed, schiritsa and many others. The list includes about 50 ubiquitous weeds. The herbicide is absorbed mainly by the roots of plants and partially through the leaves, affecting not only already emerged weeds, but also their seedlings. At the same time, the appearance of the second wave of weeds is significantly reduced.
Advantages of Lazurit:
- selective herbicide does not harm potato seedlings;
- destroys weeds, both before germination and after;
- it takes 10-20 days to destroy weeds;
- the protective effect lasts 1-2 months.
How to use Lazurite to kill weeds?
"Lazurit" is a very economical preparation - for soil cultivation before weeds emerge, only 10 g of powder should be dissolved in 3 liters of water. And this solution is enough to process 100 m² of soil.
To defeat already grown weeds, it is necessary to dilute 10 g of the drug in 9 liters of water. This solution is sufficient for treating 300 m². It is only necessary to take into account that the processing can be carried out absolutely safely as long as the tops of the potatoes have grown no higher than 5 cm.
Lazurit is a modern herbicide and, like any chemical remedy, has its own safety requirements. The instructions attached to the drug describe in detail how to use the herbicide - the method of preparing the solution and the rules for working with the drug.
They are simple and easy to do, and the result is a healthy harvest, environmental safety and no exhausting weeding!