Best Management Practices for Non-Chemical Weed Control
This manual provides comprehensive descriptions of 21 commonly used non-chemical weed control techniques and of biological control agents for 18 weed species/species groups that will help you as a practitioner treat weeds more effectively.
Authors of each chapter have compiled research and on-the-ground knowledge of subject experts on tools and methods of application, as well as on efficacy of techniques under various environmental conditions and across different classes of invasive plants. Environmental, cultural, and human safety risks are also highlighted to help support safe and effective use of techniques. This manual is designed to be a go-to resource for practitioners that are either complementing their weed control work with non-chemical techniques or are exclusively restricted to not using herbicides. Individual BMPs will be incorporated into an online decision support tool still in development.
Source : ucanr.edu
- Removing Whole Plants (5 techniques)
- Controlling Plants by Cutting (6 techniques)
- Controlling Plants in Place (3 techniques)
- Covering Plants with Sheet Barriers (3 techniques)
- Controlling Plants at a Plant Community Scale (4 techniques)
- Biological Control (general introduction and descriptions of agents for 18 weed species/species groups)