Soil solarization is a technique farmers use to control pests through high temperatures. It can also help in speeding up the breakdown of organic material and increase the availability of natural nutrients.
Moreover, the process include covering the soil during high temperature so that it could kill pests, weeds, and insects. Another technique is soil disinfestation that allows carbon source to produce nutrient for beneficial bacteria.
These two techniques are widely use and allows vegetable growers to suppress weeds earlier and prevent future damages in crops.
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