On this part of the website we aim to provide information about specific weeds; how to identify them, the type or damage they are likely to cause and how to manage them. We also aim to provide more general information on the potential benefits of weeds in organic farming systems.
The weeds are categorised into general groups under which you will find information about particular species. These include:
- annual broadleaved
- annual grass
- perennial broadleaved
- perennial grass weeds
- miscellaneous weeds
- volunteer weeds
Alternatively if you know the name of the weed you want to find information on consult the weed A-Z table on the menu and click on the link to that weed. If you can't immediately identify which weeds are causing problems then you can try some of the suggestions on our weed identification pages.
Despite the yield reductions caused by weeds there are potential benefits to weeds in farming systems and we have provided some information on this here.
There are add comments buttons throughout the section please tell us if you have more information on a particular species or 'weeds' in general. If we have missed off a species you are interested in let us know. We are gradually compiling information to present a fairly comprehensive coverage of UK arable weeds and some links may not yet be live. There are lots of farmer comments on the dock pages please feel free to add to the discussion.