Manage Weeds on Your Farm: An Ecological Approach

February 10, 2022
Cover of Manage Weeds on Your Farm featuring a tractor in a field.

Sustainable weed management is essential for improving crop yield and increasing farm and ranch profitability. SARE’s newest book, Manage Weeds on Your Farm: A Guide to Ecological Strategies, examines the biology and behavior of common weeds and provides an integrated set of non-chemical control strategies that exploits their weaknesses. Manage Weeds on Your Farm will help organic and conventional farmers alike better understand and manage weeds efficiently, effectively and ecologically.

Manage Weeds on Your Farm features profiles of five farmers who use the physical, ecological and biological factors of common weeds to develop science-based management strategies appropriate for their operations. “In my opinion, this book has the best information on weed management that is available today,” says Klaas Martens of Lakeview Organic Grain of Penn Yan, N.Y. “Our understanding of weed control is still growing rapidly, and this book will certainly become an invaluable tool for every farmer who wants to control their weeds sustainably.” 

Manage Weeds on Your Farm: A Guide to Ecological Strategies is written by the late Charles L. Mohler, John R. Teasdale and Antonio DiTommaso; it is published by SARE. 

Manage Weeds on Your Farm: A Guide to Ecological Strategies is free to read online or to download as a PDF at Print copies can be ordered online for $24 each, plus shipping and handling. Call (301) 779–1007 for telephone, tax-free, rush or purchase orders. Discounts apply for orders of 10 or more copies.

Topics: Agronomic, Chemical Control, Cover Crops, Crop Rotation, Cultural Control, Fruit, Integrated Pest Management, Mulches, Organic Agriculture, Pest Management, Physical Control, Prevention, Soil Management, Vegetables, Weed Ecology
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