soil solarization

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08:57 Sep 24, 2009
English to Swedish translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Agriculture
Additional field(s): Environment & Ecology, Zoology
English term or phrase: soil solarization
Definition from
The process of covering soil with plastic to trap heat underneath and kill off weeds.

Example sentence(s):
  • The first step in soil solarization is to till the area to be treated. It is necessary to break up soil clods and plant debris in order to enhance heat conduction through the soil. University of Arizona
  • In addition, solarization stimulates the release of nutrients from organic matter present in the soil. It is especially effective for treating garden soils, where the intent is to plant vegetables, herbs, and flowers.
  • Solar energy can be used to kill weeds, weed seeds, and pathogens in garden and restoration sites. Solarization is often as effective as herbicides, fumigants, and other hazardous and expensive pest control methods
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Definition from Jordbruksverket:
Solarisering, eller soluppvärmning av jorden, är en skonsammare metod för jorddesinfektion. Jorden vattnas upp, täcks med plast och solen värmer sen upp jorden till 40-45°C vilket är tillräcklig för att döda vissa patogena svampar, men innebär samtidigt att flertalet nyttoorganismer överlever.

Example sentence(s):
  • Solarisering via soluppvärmning och plasttäckning sommartid, kan höja marktemperaturen till 45-50°C. Detta dödar flertalet sjukdomsframkallande svampar men skonar många godartade. - Jordbruksverket  
  • I Danmark (Danmarks Jordbrugsforskning, Årslev) pågår projekt om förebyggande av svampsjukdomar i ekologiskt odlad växthusgurka. Sortsresistens, inducerad resistens, biologisk bekämpning och jorddesinfektion (solarisering) är faktorer som studeras. - Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet, SLU  
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