Organic Weed Management

Common Weed Seedlings of the North Central States – PDF
This guide is designed to help identify seedling weeds while there is still time to control them.

Mechanical Weed Management – PDF
This resource advocates the integration of mechanical weed management with farm goals and systems.

Cropping Practices Influence on Weeds – PDF
Prevent weed emergence and seed production by managing crop competition, covering and smothering crops.

Influence of Soil Quality on Weeds – PDF
Weeds are a symptom of a soil problem; Soils when properly managed will grow better crops and lessen negative influences of weeds.

Mustard Cover Crops for Biomass Production and Weed Suppression in the Great Lakes Region – PDF
This resource identifies the narrow window in the fall (mid-August) when mustard reliably produces enough biomass to suppress weeds in the stand, and it provides a map to help target the right planting date.

Managing Field Bindweed – PDF
Several seasons of cultivation are needed to provide visible control of field bindweed using mechanical, biological and cultural practices.

Flaming as a Method of Weed Control – PDF
Using fire to control weeds in organic farming systems shows promise for reducing weed populations without herbicides.

Organic Weed Management in Field Crops with Flaming – PDF
This presentation discusses flaming and rotary hoe treatments for weed control.

Ecological Management of Winter Weeds in Pea-Wheat-Corn Rotation – PDF
This presentation outlines opportunities for seasonal management of weeds through the use of a field study.

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