SARE has published a new guide to dealing with weeds, available free from its website. Manage Weeds On Your Farm: A Guide to Ecological Strategies offers 416 pages of advice on managing weeds for organic and conventional farmers alike.
The book’s first section is a general guide to weed biology and behavior, along with the characteristics that make them susceptible to management interventions. The second section takes a detailed look at 63 different weeds found in the United States, including both the most common and the most difficult to control.
The full text of Manage Weeds on Your Farm is available on the SARE website. It can also be downloaded free as a pdf file. A print version is scheduled for release this spring; the website offers a signup for email notification when that becomes available.