Physical methods


Source : Miguel de Cara García, IFAPA, Spain

The soil is covered with a transparent plastic film. The solar radiation heats the soil below whereas the plastic film retains the generated heat. Thereby, the soil is heated at a degree that a part of the pathogens, parasites and weed seeds are killed.

(Bio)Solarisation – Practical Information

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Microwaves, hot air

The soil is heated by microwaves or hot air (800°C) to an extend that soilborne aggressors are killed.