About the Webinar
Cultivation is the foremost practice used to manage weeds on organic farms, but it becomes challenging with increasing weed populations. There are, however, tools and techniques that can improve cultivation efficacy, and more importantly, practices that can reduce the weed seedbank and thus the initial density of weed seedlings and surviving weeds.
About the Presenter
Eric Gallandt is Associate Professor of Weed Ecology and Management, and Chair of the Department of Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences at the the University of Maine. His research is focused on understanding weed population dynamics and improving weed control on diversified organic farms.
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Title: Cultivation and Seed Bank Management for Improved Weed Control
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST
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