This chapter will focus on management of individual weed species that can be problematic in cropping systems. These Weed Profiles describe the species and offer information on their management and the risk in different crops.
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Weeds can play a valuable role in the farm ecosystem. The better you know their characteristics, the better they can contribute positively to successful farming without becoming harmful.
All plants that compete with our crops for nutrients, water and light, and reduce their harvest and quality are considered weeds. Some plants may also poison domesticated animals when growing on pasture land.
It is important to know which pathogens create damage in the fields. Proper determination of the pathogen is the first step to effective pest and disease management.
it is the grower’s task to make sure that the weeds present do not exceed damaging thresholds that limit crop yields. In this chapter, we will address practical weed management techniques for the organic producer.