weed management

Black plastic alternatives: Fertility, variety, seasonality

By Eric Winter, Rodale Institute Seasonal Research Technician This is year two of the three-year Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) grant that is investigating alternatives to black plastic. Since the end of year one (see the article Black Plastic … Continued

(Almost) never too late to plant hairy vetch

By Genevieve Slocum with Dave Wilson Originally posted February 5, 2009 As a research intern at the Rodale Institute in 2006, I was lucky to be part of a dormant seeding trial using, creatively, the winter annual cover crop hairy … Continued

Early season weed control: Part 2

By Klaas and Mary-Howell Martens, Lakeview Organic Grain Originally posted on February 10, 2005 The goal of blind cultivation is to remove the initial flushes of weeds when they are very small and most sensitive to disturbance. Blind cultivation takes … Continued