Approaches to breed for improved weed suppression in organically grown cereals

SP Hoad, N O Bertholdsson, D Neuhoff, O Koepke

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Poor weed control is one of the main limitations in organic agriculture (Bond and Grundy, 2001) and results in yield loss and the build-up of weeds and the weed seed bank in the soil (Beveridge and Naylor, 1999). Efficient weed management is essential for successful organic crop production, and crop species and cultivars that confer a high degree of competitive ability against weeds are highly desirable (Mason and Spaner, 2006). Crops with high weed suppression, especially against
aggressive weeds, will have value as part of cultural control to reduce the build-up of weeds in organic agriculture, as well as in conventional high input systems (Mason and Spaner, 2006).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrganic Crop Breeding
EditorsEdith T Lammerts van Bueren, James R Myers
PublisherJohn Wylie & Sons Ltd.
ISBN (Electronic)9781119945932
ISBN (Print)9780470958582
Publication statusPrint publication - 2012


  • Cereals
  • Organic
  • Weeds
  • Breeding


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