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Webinar: Beating the Weeds Without Herbicides: Soil-Friendly Organic Weed Management
Monday, 20 March 2023, 1:00
Monday, March 20, 2023. 1:00 PM. Webinar: Beating the Weeds Without Herbicides: Soil- Friendly Organic Weed Management. Mark Schonbeck, the Organic Farming Research Foundation. Sponsored by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. More information here. Register here.
Abstract: Join us for this webinar during which we will discuss weed management in organic agriculture and highlight soil friendly approaches to help maintain sufficient weed suppression and satisfactory organic yields. Weeds pose the #1 production hurdle to successful organic farming, and organic producers continually seek to optimize their weed management system for both soil health and production. Today’s webinar will describe an ecological approach to integrated organic weed management including preventive measures based on the four NRCS principles of soil health, managing nutrients and moisture to favor crops over weeds, choosing weed-competitive crops and cultivars, and a diverse toolbox of weed control tactics that reduce the need for cultivation. Together, these practices can minimize the impacts of organic weed management on soil life and soil structure while maintaining sufficient weed suppression and satisfactory organic yields.