Case Studies on Weed Management
Farm size: 61 hectares (150 acres), organic area (10 ha, 24 ac).
Farm type: arable Research Station.
Altitude: 100 m (328
Rainfall: 600 mm (24
Soil type/aspect: Sandy loam soil, slightly sloping fields
Basic rotation: Lower field: Vetch/red clover, spring wheat (Axona), lupins, grass/white clover ley; Workhouse field: Vetch/red clover, Peas, spring wheat (Axona), grass/white clover ley; Bull field: Grass/clover ley, spring wheat (Axona), spring wheat
Enterprises: 3 organic fields; Lower (4 ha, 10 ac), Workhouse (3 ha, 7 ac), Bull (3 ha, 7 ac)
Prior land use: conventional arable land
Weeding equipment: Parmiter 6 m harrowcomb shared with another farm and forks
Business: One farm manager, 2 full time staff with 8 casual to call as required on whole farm
Attitude to weeds