AWM Practices

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Crop Diversification

Crop Rotation

Crop Rotation

Sequential cultivation of different crops in a specific order to disrupt weed life cycles.
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Intercropping

Intercropping

Simultaneous cultivation of multiple crops in the same field to naturally reduce weed pressure and enhance resource utilization.
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Cover Crops

Cover Crops

Utilization of specific plant species, grown between cash crop cycles, to suppress weed growth and enhance soil health.
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Cultural

False Seedbed

False seedbed

Creation of a false seedbed by preparing the soil and then managing emerging weeds before planting the main crop.
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Sowing Pattern

Sowing Pattern

Arrangement of seeds within a field to create competitive crop canopies that suppress weed emergence and growth.
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Hand Weeding

Hand Weeding

Manual removal of weeds by hand or with handheld tools to selectively eliminate weeds.
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Mulching

Mulching

Application of preferably organic or synthetic materials on soil surfaces to suppress weed germination and growth while conserving soil moisture.
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Row spacing

Row Spacing

Row Spacing

Modification of the distance between crop rows to optimize light, water, and nutrient availability while inhibiting weed growth.
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Mechanical

Mowing

Mowing

Regular cutting of weeds to reduce seed production and limit their spread in agricultural fields.
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Mechanical Control

Mechanical Control

Use of mechanical tools and equipment, such as cultivators and weeders, to physically remove or destroy weeds.
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Natural Solution

Bioherbicides

Bioherbicides

Application of naturally occurring substances or microorganisms to control weed populations with minimal environmental impact.
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Grazing

Grazing

Use of animals to manage weeds.
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Biological Agents

Biological agents

Introduction of natural enemies, such as insects or pathogens, to target specific weed species and reduce their abundance.
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Novel

Harvest Weed Seed Control

Harvest Weed Seed Control

Harvest of weed seeds and shattering to reduce soil seedbank and future infestations.
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Inoculation of CC with AMF

Inoculation of CC with AMF

Enhancement of (cover) crop competitive ability against weeds and nutrient uptake with seed inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.
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Technological - Precision

Decision Support Systems

Decision Support Systems

Digital platforms and tools that provide data-driven recommendations for weed management.
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Drones

Drones

Rapid weed detection or aerial spraying of herbicides with drones.
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Robots (Automatic)

Robots (Automatic)

Precise weed removal and management with automatic robots.
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Hot Foam

Hot Foam

Precise application of hot water with organic foam that kills or damages weeds.
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Laser Weeding

Laser Weeding

Precise weed management with laser technology.
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Flaming

Flaming

Application of heat to burn weeds causing a knockdown effect.
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Electric Weeding

Electric Weeding

Use of electricity to manage weeds.
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Site - Specific Spraying

Site - Specific Spraying

Optimized site-specific herbicide application based on weed infestations.
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