Bindweed in tomatoes is becoming more of a problem

Issue Date: July 24, 2013
By Lisa Lieberman

Most processing tomato growers have had their fair share of weeds to contend with. But in the past couple of years, field bindweed (Convolvulsus arvensis) has become an increasingly difficult weed to deal with using existing control methods. This creates problems, not only with fruit quality and yield, but also during harvest when this noxious weed can foul up picking equipment and slow down overall production.

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