Introduction to Soil Solarization
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McSorley, Robert, and Harsimran K. Gill. 2010. “Introduction to Soil Solarization: ENY 062/IN856, 6/2010”. EDIS 2010 (4). Gainesville, FL.


ENY062, a 6-page illustrated fact sheet by Robert McSorley and Harsimran K. Gill, describes this practice of covering soil surface with plastic to harness the sun’s heat to manage soil weeds, nematodes, diseases, and insects in soil. The authors answer frequently asked questions and outline steps for conducting soil solarization. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, June 2010.

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Krueger, R., and R. McSorley. 2009. Solarization for pest management in Florida. ENY-902, Entomology and Nematology Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.