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Organic Farming Weed Control Best Practices, a Complete Guide

Learning how to control weeds in organic farming is the single most important thing that organic farmers can learn. 

Weed management in organic farming

 

Left untouched, weeds will decimate crop yields (no matter how much fertility you use), make harvesting your crops next to impossible, and leave a farmer asking themselves why they decided to get into organics in the first place. 

How do you control weeds in organic farming?

 

Learning to remove weeds is critical. 

We’ve been farming organic since the early 2000’s. There was a point early on in our organic farming operation where we had to reduce organic acres and restart the process due to excessive weeds. 

Ultimately, we made the decision, which proved to be right, to put more time into fewer acres. Our yields increased, we learned from the process, and fully committed to proper weed control. 

Since that time, with our investment in both the correct equipment and a more robust knowledge of organic farming weed control, we’ve increased our acres and the yields have followed. 

There are a number of ways you can control weeds in organic farming. 

All of them involve mechanical methods. 

How do organic farmers control weeds?

Weed control in organic wheat

Weed management in organic farming pdf

Using organic herbicides

 

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