Weed Management

Published Feb 3, 2003

Successful weed management is usually the result of strategic thinking: “If hoeing doesn’t work this year, I’ll…” “If the spring turns dry, we’ll…” Paul and Karen Mugge, Sutherland, must have set aside some time to think about strategy, because they designed a trial to compare two different weed control techniques – flame weeding and a cover crop. They put the trial together as a “2×2 factorial,” so plots were: 1) flaming only; 2) cover crop only; 3) both cover crop and flame weeding; and 4) neither cover nor flaming (the control).