Herbiseed Brief Technical Guides

Herbiseed Brief Technical Guides aim to summarise elementary information on some weed-related topics to assist newcomers to that topic. These very simple leaflets are available on the website www.herbiseed.com or by e-mail from info@herbiseed.com .

 

  1. BROADLEAVES, NARROW LEAVES AND GRASSES
    A brief summary of the characteristics of dicotyledon, monocotyledon and graminaceous weeds
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  2. THE IMPORTANCE OF USING FULLY CHARACTERISED POPULATIONS FOR WEED EXPERIMENTS
    Selecting the appropriate population origin is crucial to effective experimentation
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  3. WEED SPECIES WHICH ARE DECLINING IN BRITAIN
    Several species of former weeds have become ‘rare arable plants’ as a result of agronomic changes in the past century
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  4. ECHINOCHLOA BIOTYPES
    The many different biotypes of Echinochloa crus-galli make it important to select the correct biotype for the purpose of an experiment
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  5. MAYWEEDS
    Synonyms and identification of mayweeds, Matricaria, Anthemis, Chamomilla
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  6. GERMINATION OF WEED SEEDS IN THE GLASSHOUSE
    Germination methods and specific techniques for commonly used species
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  7. PRODUCING WEEDS FOR A DEMONSTRATION OR COMPETITION
    Evaluate growing time required for each species and make staggered sowings of each species
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  8. SEED SURFACE STERILISATION
    Get rid of the fungi and bacteria on the seed coat for cleaner experiments
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  9. FIELD MARGINS
    Grass and wildflowers for wildlife conservation on field margins
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  10. CODE OF PRACTICE FOR USERS OF HERBICIDE RESISTANT WEED BIOTYPES
    Measures to prevent uncontrolled spread of herbicide resistant biotypes from field trials
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  11. PHYTOSANITARY CERTIFICATES
    Not required for Herbiseed seed in Europe or in most other countries. Expensive and can cause several weeks delay
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  12. BROMES
    Taxonomic revisions and synonyms of Bromus, Bromopsis, Anisantha, Zerna.
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  13. CHARACTERISATION OF WEED POPULATIONS USED IN WEED CONTROL EXPERIMENTS FOR GLP AND GFP
    Formal GLP/GFP requires full and accurate definition of an experimental population
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  14. PLANT TAXONOMY AND NOMENCLATURE
    A basic introduction to help weed scientists get the most from a plant name
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  15. SEED STORAGE
    Influence of storage conditions on seed viability
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  16. GERMINATION OF GALIUM APARINE
    Difficult in summer but batch selection, low temperatures and nitrate treatment can help
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  17. PLANTS FOR TAXONOMY DEMONSTRATIONS
    A list of easy to grow species which represent major North Temperate plant families
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  18. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AGRICULTURAL WEEDS FOR FIELD TRIALS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
    Basic sowing techniques, timings and germination requirements
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All of these leaflets plus others on wildflower establishment may be obtained FREE from our web site www.herbiseed.com or by e-mailing info@herbiseed.com .