AP reports Gallandt to lead research on weeds, organic agriculture

The Associated Press reported Eric Gallandt, a professor of weed ecology and management at the University of Maine, and Dan Brainard, Michigan State University sustainable vegetable production professor, have received more than $1.9 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study weed management on organic farms. Gallandt proposes a method of “cultural weed management” focused on depleting the reserve of weed seeds and using cultivation to reduce weed populations over time, the report states. WABI (Channel 5), Morning Ag Clips and The News Tribune carried the AP report, and Wisconsin State Farmer included the report in a roundup.