Enhancement of pre-emergence herbicide activity with Aquatrols® surfactant in transplanted tomatoes

A study was conducted at the Fresno State Center for Irrigation Technology (CIT) research plots to test the efficacy of a soil surfactant (Aquatrols) in increasing the activity of a pre-emergence herbicide in tomato plots.  The study was undertaken by former undergraduate student Sara Alatorre as a part of the Provost's Undergraduate Research Award.

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Undergraduate student Sara Alatorre applying the soil surfactant (L), graduate and undergraduate students helping with the tomato harvest (C), undergraduate student Nadia Juarez sorting the tomatoes based on quality (R).