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Home > Master Publication List > Western Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Farm Internship Curriculum and Handbook > Weed Management (Field Exercise)

Western Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education
(SARE) Farm Internship Curriculum and Handbook


Tom and Maud Powell and Michael Moss, Sustainable Farmers, Jackson County, OR.
Technical advisor: Tim Franklin, Jacksonville, OR.
Curriculum advisor: Peter O'Connell, Jacksonville, OR.
Web advisor: National Center for Appropriate Technology, Butte, MT.


Published 2007
Updated 2010
© NCAT


Weed Management - Field Exercise

Identification

  • Tour fields and identify most common weeds (star thistle, pigweed, purslane, chicory, wild lettuce, grasses, etc.)
  • Discuss why weeds are threatening to production - competition for water, nutrients in soil, light, etc.
  • Pull or dig selected weeds and examine root system

 

Management through Manual Cultivation

  • Demonstrate and practice proper techniques with various tools - wheel hoe, stirrup hoe, collinear hoe, and Mexican hoe. Discuss need for follow-up cultivation.
  • Benefits - eliminates weeds, stirs soil and breaks crust (allows for easier penetration of air and water)

 

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