Steve Diver Audio: Why Weeds Grow, Soil Indicators, and How to Offset a Weedy Succession
Recorded live at the 2021 Eco-Ag Conference & Trade Show in Covington, Kentucky, Dec. 6-9, 2021.
Farmers see weeds in their crop fields every year which brings up a lot of questions. This workshop will explore applied weed ecology, why weeds grow, plant ecological succession, influence of fungal-to-bacterial soil-food-web succession, weeds as indicators of soil conditions, weeds as nutrient accumulators, weeds for extracting liquid manures & probiotic ferments, and farm management strategies such as living mulch cover crops to offset a weedy succession.
Audio • 42 minutes • Downloadable MP3 file after checkout