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Jeff Moyer: Farm-Scale Non-Chemical Weed Control

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Jeff Moyer
Without fail, the top problem farmers face year in, year out is dealing with weeds. If a farmer doesn’t want to rely on ever-higher doses of toxic chemistry, what is left? Organic farmer and longtime Rodale Institute researcher Jeff Moyer will introduce the nature of weeds, identifying weak spots in their lifecycles, and discuss non-chemical options. Learn about steps to undertake before, during and late in the growing season and better understand the nuances of various cultural practices. Work toward developing a weed control plan based on a deep understanding of the whole system.
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Without fail, the top problem farmers face year in, year out is dealing with weeds. If a farmer doesn’t want to rely on ever-higher doses of toxic chemistry, what is left? Organic farmer and longtime Rodale Institute researcher Jeff Moyer will introduce the nature of weeds, identifying weak spots in their lifecycles, and discuss non-chemical options. Learn about steps to undertake before, during and late in the growing season and better understand the nuances of various cultural practices. Work toward developing a weed control plan based on a deep understanding of the whole system.

Jeff Moyer is director of farm operations at the Rodale Institute. Throughout his more than 30 years at the Rodale Institute, Jeff has brought a farmer’s perspective and approach to issues in organic agriculture. He is an expert in organic crop production systems including weed management, cover crops, crop rotations, equipment modification and use and facilities design. He has helped countless farmers make the transition from conventional, chemical-based farming to organic or sustainable methods. Jeff is not only a farmer but also an activist within the organic movement. He is a past chair of the National Organic Standards Board, a member of the Leonardo Academy’s committee on sustainability, a board member of the Organic Farming Research Foundation, and a founding board member of Pennsylvania Certified Organic.

Recorded at the 2014 Acres U.S.A. Conference, Columbus, Ohio, Friday, December 5, 2014.

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