How to use this website
We have tried to set up this website to be both informative and easy to use. Here we provide some pointers as to how to use the site to answer questions you might have on weeds. The site is also intended to be easy for people to contribute their own comments and opinions so please feel free to use the add comments buttons which appear on all pages as well as the discussion forums. We have also provided some worked examples of frequent problem weeds (FAQs section).
So what do you want to do?
If you want to look information on a specific weed go to the weed information section. We have divided weeds into groups (annual broadleaved, annual grass, biennial, perennial broadleaved, perennial grass and miscellaneous weeds (like bracken or horsetail). There is also an alphabetical index. If you can't find the specific weed you are looking for contact us and we will try and chase up the information and get a web page on it. Similarly, if you want more information on a particular weed let us know and we will try and chase up the information. Alternatively if you have any experience with the weed let us know using the add comments button.
If you want information on practical weed management go to the weed management pages . There are sections on design and planning for weed control and using direct control methods . On opening the initial page of these topics an explanation of the topics under each section is displayed which can be obtained by clicking on links or using the side navigation bar. Most of the information on these pages comes from a more detailed review of non chemical weed control which can be downloaded from the initial page. If we have left any techniques out let us know and similarly feel free to make comments and share your experiences on the various pages using the add comments buttons.
Practical examples of weed management practices can be found in the case studies. These can be sorted by area, by farming system, or by weed problems. Locating similar farms can be helpful when making plans for weed management. If you would like to volunteer to give case study information contact us .
The project is throwing up many interesting and practical questions on weed management. The section on weed knowledge provides an overview of on-going farmer research and also provides some trials for that you might like to try on your own farm. Many of the trials are linked directly to practical questions that have arisen during the project and we are also posting the results of the trials in this section.
The section entitled Weed Views gives an overview of the project approach. In this section you can also find documentation on the work of the project including minutes of general and focus group meetings as well as notes from farm walks and other technical days. We have also provided forums for you to make comments about the on-going work of the project. So have your say!