NEW BOOK :: Manage Weeds on Your Farm – A Guide to Ecological Strategies

NEW BOOK :: Manage Weeds on Your Farm – A Guide to Ecological Strategies

Our friend Lynn Sosnoskie (at Cornell University) shared the following announcement with us:

 

A free (downloadable) resource

Manage Weeds on Your Farm – A Guide to Ecological Strategies

Manage-Weeds-on-Your-Farm.pdf (sare.org)

Manage Weeds On Your Farm - SARE

“I am most pleased to share the good news that our long-awaited SARE-sponsored book “Manage Weeds on Your Farm – A Guide to Ecological Strategies” by the late Chuck Mohler, John Teasdale, and me has now been published online and is freely available for download from the SARE website link below. This is a great resource that took Chuck and I (and many student assistants) numerous years to complete. The coming onboard of John Teasdale as a co-author during the last two years was enormously helpful especially given Chuck's failing eyesight and his untimely passing.”--Toni DiTommaso, Professor and Chair, School of Integrative Plant Science Soil and Crop Sciences Section, Cornell University

 

Manage Weeds on Your Farm – A Guide to Ecological Strategies book
Contents

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

ABOUT SARE

PART I CONCEPTS OF ECOLOGICAL WEED MANAGEMENT

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION

  • Purpose and Philosophy
  • How to Use This Book

CHAPTER 2 HOW TO THINK ABOUT WEEDS

  • What is a Weed?
  • The Origins of Weeds
  • Weed Populations are Dynamic
  • Weed Density Affects Weed Death and Reproduction
  • Vegetative Propagation of Perennial Weeds
  • Seed Weight
  • Seed Germination: Why Tillage Prompts Germination
  • Season of Weed Emergence
  • Seed Longevity
  • Depth of Seedling Emergence from the Soil
  • Growth and Competition for Light
  • Photosynthetic Pathway
  • Sensitivity to Frost
  • Drought Tolerance
  • Mycorrhizae
  • Nutrient Use
  • Allelopathy
  • Response to Soil Physical Conditions
  • Response to Shade
  • The Timing of Reproduction
  • Pollination
  • The Magnitude of Reproduction
  • Dispersal
  • Natural Enemies
  • Palatability
  • Summary
  • References

CHAPTER 3 CULTURAL WEED MANAGEMENT

  • Many Little Hammers
  • Crop Rotation and Weed Management
  • Crop Competitiveness
  • Cover Crops
  • Organic Mulch
  • Continuous No-Till Vegetable Production Using Organic Mulches
  • Synthetic Mulch
  • Weed Management During Transition to Organic Production
  • Solarization
  • Natural Product Herbicides
  • Livestock for Weed Management
  • Preventive Weed Management
  • Preventing the Arrival of New Weed Species
  • Summary
  • References

CHAPTER 4 MECHANICAL AND OTHER PHYSICAL WEED MANAGEMENT METHODS

  • Essential Concepts of Mechanical Weed Management
  • Types of Tillage and Their Effects on Weeds
  • Using Tillage Against Perennial Weeds
  • Tillage Effects on Weed Seedling Density
  • Ridge Tillage
  • Tilled Fallow
  • Stale Seedbed
  • Principles of Mechanical Weeding
  • Cultivators and Cultivating Tools
  • Other Physical Weed Control Devices
  • Cultivator Guidance Systems
  • Matching the Implement to the Task
  • Hoeing Weeds
  • Cultivation and Tillage in the Dark
  • Soil Tilth and Cultivation
  • Energy Use in Physical and Chemical Weed Management
  • Summary
  • References

CHAPTER 5 PROFILES OF FARMS WITH INNOVATIVE WEED MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

  • The Martens, Penn Yan, N.Y.
  • Paul Mugge, Sutherland, Iowa
  • Eric and Anne Nordell, Trout Run, Penn.
  • Scott Park, Meridian, Calif.
  • Carl Pepper, O'Donnell, Texas
  • References

PART II MAJOR AGRICULTURAL WEEDS OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA

  • How the Species Chapters Were Developed How to Find Ecological Information and Develop a Management Plan for Species not Covered in this Book
  • References

WEED CHARACTERISTICS SUMMARY TABLES

GRASS WEEDS AND THEIR RELATIVES

  • Annual bluegrass
  • Barnyardgrass
  • Bermudagrass
  • Downy brome
  • Fall panicum
  • Foxtails
  • Goosegrass
  • Italian ryegrass
  • Johnsongrass
  • Large crabgrass
  • Purple nutsedge
  • Quackgrass
  • Sandburs
  • Shattercane
  • Wild garlic
  • Wild oat
  • Wild-proso millet
  • Witchgrass
  • Yellow nutsedge

BROADLEAF WEEDS AND THEIR RELATIVES

  • Annual sowthistles
  • Bindweeds
  • Canada thistle
  • Catchweed bedstraw and false cleavers
  • Chamomiles
  • Common chickweed
  • Common cocklebur
  • Common groundsel
  • Common lambsquarters
  • Common milkweed
  • Common purslane
  • Common ragweed
  • Common sunflower
  • Dandelion
  • Deadnettles
  • Docks
  • False cleavers (see “catchweed bedstraw and false cleavers”)
  • Field pennycress
  • Flixweed
  • Galinsogas
  • Giant ragweed
  • Hemp sesbania
  • Horsenettle
  • Horseweed
  • Jimsonweed
  • Kochia
  • Morningglories
  • Nightshades
  • Palmer amaranth
  • Perennial sowthistle
  • Pigweeds
  • Plantains
  • Prickly lettuce
  • Prickly sida
  • Russian-thistle
  • Shepherd's-purse
  • Sicklepod
  • Smartweeds
  • Velvetleaf
  • Waterhemp
  • Wild buckwheat
  • Wild mustard
  • Wild radish
  • Yellow woodsorrel

GLOSSARY

INDEX

 


By Gale Perez
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