Weed control and production aspects of strawberry in different ground covers


  • Jeferson Tonin Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • José Tobias Marks Machado Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Lisiane Sobucki
  • Jorge Atilio Benati Universidade Federal da Fronteira Sul
  • Bruna Rohrig
  • Evandro Pedro Schneider




Fragaria X ananassa, Mulching, Ecologic production base.


The objective was to evaluate strawberry productivity under different soil cover, as well as its effectiveness on the weed control in an organic production system. The experiment was conducted in the Universidade Federal da Fronteira Sul - UFFS, campus Cerro Largo. The random blocks delineation with 6 blocks was used. The units were designed using 10 “aromas” cultivar plants, planted in 4 interspersed lines each 0,3m apart. The treatments used were whole plants of Sudan grass (Sorghum sudanense), shavings, acicula of Pinus (Pinus elliottii), black polyethylene and uncovered soil. To determine the productive aspects, the mass production, number and size of fruit were evaluated. The effectiveness of the weed control under different soil cover was determined through the dry weed mass collected monthly. With the exception of the sudan grass, all the other treatments statistically matched the productive aspects. The black polyethylene cover presented better weed control.

Author Biographies

Jeferson Tonin, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul


José Tobias Marks Machado, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Bacharel em Agronomia pela Universidade Federal da Fronteira Sul, Campus Cerro Largo. Atualmente é mestrando no Programa de Pós Graduação em Desenvolvimento Rural da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (PGDR/UFRGS). Possuí experiência na área, fitotecnia, com enfase na produção de pequenas,  de Análise e Diagnóstico de Sistemas Agrários (ADSA), gestão de unidades de produção agrícola, modelagem linear de sistemas de produção e Agroecologia.



Lisiane Sobucki


Jorge Atilio Benati, Universidade Federal da Fronteira Sul


Evandro Pedro Schneider






Research Article - Science of Plants and Derived Products