Weeds

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Courtesy EcoPort (http://www.ecoport.org): David C. Nowell
Is this a Minor Pest?: 
Yes
Minor Pest Title: 

Weeds

Minor Pest Description: 

Eggplant is slow to become established and cannot compete with aggressive weeds. Weeds also harbour insect pests and diseases.

Minor Pest What to do.: 
  • Remove weeds by hand regularly.
  • Cultivate the land. Only shallow cultivation is necessary.
  • Mulch plants. Black plastic mulch effectively controls weeds and reduces labour needs. Natural organic mulches such as rice straw help conserving moisture and add organic matter to the soil.
Minor Pest Position: 
13
Minor Pest Firstcontent: 
116
Host Plants: 
Eggplant