Weed Management: Overview

Reports & Publications


Douds, DD and R Seidel. 2012. The contribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi to the success or failure of agricultural practices. ESA review chapter in ‘Microbial Ecology in Sustainable Agroecosystems’, 133-152, CRC Press

Mirsky, Steven B., Matthew R. Ryan, William S. Curran, John R. Teasdale, Jude Maul, John T. Spargo, Jeff Moyer, Alison M. Grantham, Donald Weber, Thomas R. Way and Gustavo G. Camargo. 2012. Conservation tillage issues: Cover crop-based organic rotational no-till grain production in the mid-Atlantic region, USA.  Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. March 2012 27: pp 31-40.

Ryan MR, WS Curran, AM Grantham, LK Hunsberger, SB Mirsky, DA Mortensen, EA Nord, and DO Wilson. 2011. Effects of Seeding Rate and Poultry Litter on Weed Suppression from a Rolled Cereal Rye Cover Crop, Weed Science 59(3):438-444.

Ryan MR, SB Mirsky, DA Mortensen, JR Teasdale, and WS Curran. 2011. Potential Synergistic Effects of Cereal Rye Biomass and Soybean Planting Density on Weed Suppression, Weed Science 59(2):238-246.

Ullrich Silke D., Jeffrey S. Buyer, Michel A. Cavigelli, Rita Seidel, and John R. Teasdale. 2011. Weed Seed Persistence and Microbial Abundance in Long-Term Organic and Conventional Cropping Systems. Weed Science 2011 59:202–209.

Mischler, R.A., S.W. Duiker, W.S. Curran, and D. Wilson. 2010. Hairy vetch management for notill organic corn production. Agronomy Journal 102: 355‐362.

Ryan, M.R., Smith, R., Mirsky, S.B., Mortensen, D.A., Seidel, R. 2010. Management filters and species traits: Weed community assembly in long-term organic and conventional systems. Weed Science. 58(3):265-277

Hepperly P., Lotter D., Ziegler Ulsh C., Seidel R,, and C. Reider, 2009. Compost, Manure and Synthetic Fertilizer Influences Crop Yields, Soil Properties, Nitrate Leaching and Crop Nutrient Content, Compost Science and Utilization, Vol. 17, No.2:117-126

Ryan, M., Mortensen D., Bastiaans, L., Teasdale J., Mirsky S.; Curran, W., Seidel, R., Wilson, D. and P. Hepperly. 2009. Elucidating the apparent maize tolerance to weed competition in long-term organically managed systems. Weed Research 50, 25–36.

Ryan, M., Smith, R., Mortensen, D., Teasdale, J., Curran, W., Seidel, R., and D. Shumway. 2009. Weed-Crop Competition Relationships Differ between Organic and Conventional Cropping Systems. Weed Research 49, 572–580

Hepperly P, Seidel R., Pimentel D., Hanson J. and D. Douds. 2007. Organic Farming Enhances Soil Carbon and its Benefits. Soil Carbon Management. Economic, Environmental and Societal Benefits. CRC Press. pp 129-153. ISBN 1-4200-4407-9

Hepperly, P., Douds, D. and R. Seidel. 2006. The Rodale Institute Farming Systems Trial 1981 to 2005: Long Term Analysis of Organic and Conventional Maize and Soybean Cropping Systems. Long-term Field Experiments in Organic Farming. Verlag Dr. Koester, Berlin. pp15-31. ISBN 3-89574-590-1

Pimentel, D. 2006. Impacts of organic farming on the efficiency of energy use in agriculture. An Organic Center State of Science Review. http://www.organic-center.org/reportfiles/ENERGY_SSR.pdf

Pimentel, D., Hepperly P, Hanson J, and R. Seidel. 2005. Organic and Conventional Farming Systems: Environmental and Economic Issues. Environmental Biology. http://dspace.library.cornell.edu/bitstream/1813/2101/1/pimentel_report_05-1.pdf

Michalak P.  2004. Water, Agriculture and You – A summary of agricultural effects on water quality and health, including results from our long-term trials, FST and CUT. The Rodale Institute, Kutztown, PA. 32p.

Hanson, J.C. and W.N. Musser. 2003. An economic evaluation of an organic grain rotation with regards to profit and risk. Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland, Working Paper 03-10.

Lotter, D., Seidel, R., and W. Liebhardt. 2003. The performance of organic and conventional cropping systems in an extreme climate year. American Journal of Alternative Agriculture 18(3):146-154.

Drinkwater, L.  2002. Cropping systems research. HortTechnology 12(3):355-361.

Drinkwater, L., Janke, R., and L. Rossoni-Longnecker. 2000. Effect of tillage and intensity on nitrogen dynamics and productivity in legume based grain systems. Plant and Soil 227(2):99-113.

Reider, C., Herdman, W., Drinkwater, L., and R. Janke.  2000. Yields and nutrient budget under composts, raw dairy manure, and mineral fertilizer. Compost Science 8(4):328-339

Jaenicke, E., and L. Drinkwater. 1999. Sources of productivity growth during transition to alternative cropping systems. Agriculture Resources Economic Review 28(2):169-181.

Petersen, C., Drinkwater L., and P. Wagoner. 1999.  The Rodale Institute Farming Systems Trial® – The first 15 years. The Rodale Institute, 1999.   48 p.

Drinkwater, L.E., Wagoner, P. and M. Sarrantonio. 1998. Legume-based cropping systems have reduced carbon and nitrogen losses. Nature 396: 262-265.

Hanson, J., Lichtenberg, E., and S. Peters. 1997. Organic versus conventional grain production in the mid-Atlantic: An economic overview and farming system overview. American Journal of Alternative Agriculture 12(1):2-9

Harris, G., Hesterman, O., Paul, E., Peters, S., and R. Janke. 1994. Fate of Legume and Fertilizer Nitrogen-15 in a Long-Term Cropping Systems Experiment. Agronomy Journal 1994, 86:910-915

Sarrantonio, M. 1994. Northeast Cover Crop Handbook. The Rodale Institute, Kutztown, PA.   118 p.

Peters, S., Janke, R., and M. Böhlke. 1992. Rodale’s Farming Systems Trial 1986-1990. The Rodale Institute, Kutztown, PA.   12 p.

Sarrantonio, M. 1991. Soil-Improving Legumes. The Rodale Institute, Kutztown, PA.  312 p.

Liebhardt, W., Andrews, R., Culik, M., Harwood, R., Janke, R., Radke, J., and S. Rieger-Schwartz. 1989. Crop Production During Conversion from Conventional to Low-Input Methods. Agronomy Journal 81(2):150-159

Dabbert S. and P. Madden. 1986. The transition to organic agriculture: A multi-year simulation model of a Pennsylvania farm. American Journal of Alternative Agriculture. Vol 1, No. 3. http://www.eap.mcgill.ca/MagRack/AJAA/AJAA_3.htm