Weed pest management must be an ongoing consideration for organic farmers to achieve acceptable yields and crop quality. A system of weed management that includes multiple tactics will help reduce losses in both the short and long term. Various weed management tactics fall into two major categories: cultural and mechanical. Cultural tactics are associated with enhancing crop growth or cover, while mechanical tactics are used to kill, injure, or bury weeds. During a cropping season, successful organic weed management will rely on the cultural tactics described in the webinar to achieve competitive crop plants and will use the mechanical tactics to reduce the weed population that emerges in the crop.

CCA/CPAg:  1.0 Integrated Pest Management
CPSS/CPSC:  1.0 Professional Meeting

Speaker Information:
Dr. Chris Reberg-Horton
Associate Professor
North Carolina State University

Dr. Chris Reberg-Horton is Associate Professor of Organic Cropping Systems at North Carolina State University.  As an agronomist with both research and extension responsibilities, he develops recommendations for organic production of corn, soybeans and wheat.  His most recent work has been on the development of reduced tillage methods for organic crops, plant breeding for increased weed competiveness, and greenhouse gas emissions from organic and conventional farming systems.  He also serves as the Assistant Director of Research at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems and is head of the Farming Systems Research Unit, a long-term experiment studying how alternative farming systems impact soil processes.

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Seminar Information
Seminar Date:
September 01, 2015
Organic Weed Management
Speaker Information
Dr. Chris Reberg-Horton   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
American Society of Agronomy
Integrated Pest Management : 1.00
Soil Science Society of America
Professional Meetings: 1.00
Member/Certified Professional Price:$25.00
Non-Member Price:$40.00