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> Weed management

Weeds are part of the natural world and are found in biodiverse cropping systems that do not use synthetic products to eliminate them. However, they need to be controlled in order to get good crop yields. The amount and diversity of weed types that appear among crops depends on crop rotation, nitrogen supply, soil type, soil structure, climate, and weed control measures. For example, in arable systems dominated by cash crops and with a low share of perennial grass-clover leys in the crop rotation, perennial weeds such as couch grass and thistles can severely damage production. In general, careful selection of crop varieties and strengthening their competitive advantage is a precondition for efficient and effective suppression of weeds.

On this page, you can find tools and resources that can help you design a robust weed management plan, and you can discuss the topic with others.


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Comb harrow: efficient weed control in cereals

In the beginning, weeds with shallow roots were successfully eradicated by the harrow. Others (e.g., burdock and stork’s bill) were controlled to a…

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Cultivation in rows – Weed control between stubble rows

By establishing catch crops in connection with the last weed control in the row in a grain crop and weed control row in the stubble after harvest, it…

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Tools

TitleIssuing organisationYear of releaseRating
Advanced system in wheat: Combination of agronomical levels: The French...PURE-5 (1)
Autumn cover crops20183 (4)
Black-grass control in winter cereals with hoeingResearch Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL2017
Bringing the dirt to your doorstep: organic no-till weed managementRodale Institute, Kutztown20142.8 (4)
Camera-controlled hoeing of row crops2018
Catch crop in maizeResearch Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL20174 (1)
Challenges of Organic Arable Farming 3rd module: Monitoring, preventive and...2017
Choosing cover crops for arable crop rotations2018
Comb harrow: efficient weed control in cereals20185 (1)
Control of creeping thistle by stubble cultivationResearch Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL20174.5 (2)
Controlled traffic farming: A new track for soil and weed control in organic...2018
Controlling docks by stubble cultivationResearch Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL20174.5 (2)
Cover Crop (Rye) and No-Till System in WisconsinResearch Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL20145 (3)
Cover crop mulches and no-till maize20181 (1)
Cover crop mulches and no-till soybeanAssociazione Italiana Agricoltura Biologica AIAB2017
Creeping thistle - Successful control in organic farmingResearch Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL2013
Crop Management of Rapeseed and Pollen Beetle ControlResearch Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL20164 (1)
Crop rotation and its ability to suppress perennial weedsSEGES20174.5 (2)
Crop rotation and its ability to suppress perennial weedsSEGES20163 (1)
Crop rotations on diversified farms2013
Croprotect (App)Rothamsted Research RES2015
Cultivation in rows – Catch crops - tolerance and regrowth2018
Cultivation in rows – cereals with catch crops2018
Cultivation in rows – Sowing time for catch crops20185 (1)
Cultivation in rows – Weed control between stubble rows2018
Cultivation in rows – Weed control in spring cereal grains2018
Demonstration of Hoeing Machines in Arable FarmingResearch Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL2011
Determine compost quality using the cress tests2018
Direct Sowing of MaizeResearch Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL2015
Diverse fertility building leys in arable rotationsOrganic Reserach Centre ORC, Elm Farm20173.5 (2)
Dock controlResearch Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL , Organic Research Centre ORC, Elm Farm20094 (1)
DSS "Weed Control in Organic Winter Wheat Production"2004
ECOPHYTOPIC – The portal for integrated crop protection of arable cropsLes Instituts Techniques Agricoles ACTA-3.3 (3)
Encyclopaedia of pests and natural enemies in field crops2014
Friedrich Wenz on Soil Fertility and Reduced TillageResearch Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL20145 (1)
Growing cover crops in organic arable crop rotations: Best practices from...SEGES20174 (2)
Growing cover crops in organic arable crop rotations: best practices from...SEGES2016
Hairy Vetch – an Excellent Green Manure for Dry ConditionsResearch Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL20144 (2)
How to successfully convert to organic arable farmingLändliches Fortbildungsinstitut Österreich LFI20175 (2)
Incorporating Green ManuresResearch Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL20134.5 (2)
Inter-row cultivation for mechanical weed control in winter oilseed rapePURE-
Knowledge exchange platform for agroecologySOLAGRO-3.2 (6)
Living mulch in vegetables2015
Managing docks with the WUZI dock cutter2018
Mechanical Weed Control in MaizeResearch Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL2013
Mechanical weeding in arable cropsFrench Research Institute for Organic Farming ITAB20124.6 (9)
Modification/change of sowing date in winter wheatPURE2015
Monitoring weed regulation services by carabidsFrench Research Institute for Organic Farming ITAB20175 (1)
Multispectral remote sensing in participatory on-farm variety trials2018
New ways of stubble cultivationResearch Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL2010
Organic Cultivation in Spring 2016 - Varieties, Seeds and Crop managementLändliches Fortbildungsinstitut Österreich LFI2016
Organic farming Guidelines for pest and disease control and weed management in...Uprawy ekologiczne-4 (3)
Organic Field Crop ProductionDalhousie University, Organic Agriculture Centre...-
Organic no-till systems2013
Organic Small Grain Production2011
Organic Soybean made easy2018
Organic Weed Management2007
Organic Weed Management: A Practical GuideCharles Merfield2000
Perennial weed control in organic agricultureResearch Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL20164.5 (2)
Pest Management in Organic Cropping SystemsDalhousie University, Organic Agriculture Centre...-
Potato Crop ManagementResearch Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL2010
Reduced TillageResearch Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL)2014
Reduced Tillage Stubble Incorporation - Comparsion of Different Machine TypesResearch Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL20134 (1)
Reduced Tillage Systems - Practical RecommendationResearch Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL20143.7 (3)
Reducing weed seed pressure with the false seedbed techniqueResearch Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL20172 (1)


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