Small and Organic Farm Advisor
University of California
Small and Organic Farm Advisor

Soil Solarization

Soil Solarization Resources

(PDF) - Explanation of the principle of soil solarization including its efficacy against certain common weeds in California cropping systems and best practices for solarizing your soil.

(PDF) - Discusses how to solarize soil, what equipment to use, factors that limit the effectiveness of solarization, the economics of solarization, and how solarization can be combined with other methods to increase control of unwanted soil pathogens and pests. 

(PDF) Documents how solarization can be used in strawberry production as an alternative to chemical fumigants for controlling soil pathogens. 

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