Crop Weed Management Strategies
The details of any weed management approaches used will obviously vary from crop to crop and will incorporate elements of the cultural and direct control measures outlined in other parts of the website (follow links). In this section we have drawn together some of this information and provided pointers to organic weed management outlines for specific crops based on the results of research work and practical experience. These outlines are intended to give an overview of non-chemical weed control opportunities and developments in the crops covered. These include historical information and summaries of more recent research. Although many aspects of crop production that have some bearing on weed control may be covered here, the outlines are not meant to form a crop management protocol. Actual weeding practice in any crop is also likely to depend on crop factors (such as position in rotation, plant spacing and architecture), field factors (like soil type, weed seed bank history), as well as seasonal factors (like rainfall).Please follow the links below for each crop outline.
Strategies for controlling weeds in:
- Amenity and Conservation Areas
- Bean Crops
- Cereal Crops
- Field Vegetables
- Beet crops
- Brassica crops
- Sweet Corn
- Swede and Turnips
- Miscellaneous Crops
- Oil and Fibre Crops
- Potato crops
The outlines will be regularly updated as further information from publications or grower experience is received. Please and tell us anything you would like to add to these documents or any other crops you would like to see covered. Further reading and references are given on each page to allow the reader to follow up any items that are of particular interest. Summarised technical leaflets have been produced for some of these crops and other topics, these can be found in weed knowledge.
Other links and information:
- a talk on 'opportunites and constraints to weed management in horticulture' (1483 Kb pdf file) given by Andrea Grundy at the SA horticulture symposium.