Seeking technology for controlling weeds in potato fields

  • Qaztech Ventures
  • From Kazakhstan
  • Very responsive
  • Project Size Range : 50,000 - 250,000 €
  • Deadline completed
    The submission process for new proposals is closed. Proposals submitted before the deadline will follow the standard evaluation process.

Desired outcome

- The solution should not depress crop plants in the crop rotation.
- The solution can include both mechanical processing of potato row spacing and the use of herbicides that effectively combat weeds common in the fields.
- Should work on potatoes grown under irrigation.

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Details of the Innovation Need

The company is engaged in growing potatoes, with up to 20% loss (decrease) in yield annually due to the spread of the following main weeds. Solánum nígrum 5-15 plants per sq. m., Echinóchloa crus-gálli 3-10 Rast. on m, Amaranthus retroflexus 2-5 plants per sq. m, Atriplex canescens 5-10 plants per sq m, Chenopódium álbum 5-10 plants per sq. m.

At the moment, the main method of control is chemical, in particular,the herbicide Stomp 3 liter/hectare, Gezagard 3 l/h before germination, Zencor 0.7 l/h, Titus 50 g/h. When using these drugs, Solánum nígrum is not destroyed, white Atriplex canescens is destroyed only 30 %. The company is interested in finding new effective and cost-efficient solutions to mitigate (control) the spread of the above-mentioned weeds. Parameters of planting method: row spacing of 75 cm followed by combing.

Scale of the problem: all sown area 300 hectares. The crop Rotations of potatoes (P) is: P-carrot-P-carrot-cabbage-P-pair(green manure), P –onions-carrots, P-P-P pair(green manure), P- beets-onion-cabbage-P

Related Keywords

  • Industrial Technologies
  • Process Plant Engineering
  • Agro chemicals
  • Biology / Biotechnology
  • Agriculture
  • Crop Production
  • Agrofood Industry
  • Technologies for the food industry
  • Food Processing
  • Food Technology
  • Food quality and safety
  • Detection and Analysis methods
  • Food Microbiology / Toxicology / Quality Control
  • Safe production methods
  • potato
  • weeds

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