New England

July, 2004
Regional Report

Web Finds

Weed Identification
How do you know which weeds you are dealing with? Check out Rutgers Cooperative Extension Weed Gallery, which lists the most common weeds in the Northeast. Their Thumbnail Image Index is especially helpful.

If you are interested in learning more about research on organic herbicides, here are some Web sites:

Corn Gluten Meal Research Page

Using Acetic Acid (Vinegar) As A Broad-Spectrum Herbicide

Alternatives to Round Up for Management of Poison Ivy

Books

The Gardener's Weed Book: Earth-Safe Controls
The Gardener's Weed Book: Earth-Safe Controls, by Barbara Pleasant (Storey Publishing, 1996; $14.95) describes the role weeds play in the environment and how we, as gardeners, can manage them using ecologically sound practices. The book includes information on dozens of the most common weeds, with illustrations and suggestions on how to manage them.

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