Controlling Weeds during Transition Years


Workshop audio recordings from the 2014 MOSES Organic Farming Conference.


Tim Reinbott, University of Missouri Bradford Research Center
Friday I – 8:30 a.m.
Weed pressure is the number one issue with most organic producers and can determine whether organic production is successful. The three year transition time before full organic certification can be used as a time to get weed pressure controlled to a manageable level.  This workshop will focus on seven different rotation and production strategies that grain producers can take to reduce weed competition during those transition years. These strategies include both  tillage and no-tillage, utilizing winter and summer cover crops,  growing crops such as sorghum x sudan to reduce weeds and variable yearly cash crop plantings.