Join eOrganic for a webinar on on managing field bindweed in the Pacific Northwest on October 20, 2021. The webinar is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required. It takes place at 11AM Pacific, 12 Mountain, 1 Central, 2 Eastern Time.
Field bindweed is one of the most persistent, troublesome weeds, especially in organic systems. A team at Oregon State University has been evaluating non-chemical ways to reduce bindweed and its impact on crop production. This webinar will focus on the results of a USDA NIFA research project on field bindweed moth along with other methods of managing field bindweed organically using integrated methods such as saturated steam, brush weeders, and organic herbicides. We will report on the efficacy, costs, applications and limitations of these methods to control field bindweed and other weeds. We’ll also touch on the biology of the weed and how biotypes can affect management. This research was conducted in commercial organic blueberry plantings, but techniques discussed may be appropriate for other perennial crops as well.
Presenters: Marcelo Moretti and Jessica Green, Oregon State University