The development of ecological weed management depends on the collective ability of farmers, extensionists, and scientists to convert local weed information into an improved understanding of weed ecology. Special attention must be taken to develop principles of weed ecology that are applicable in improved farmer planning and decision-making. The following proposal offers a starting point for a "learning to learn" process on farmers' management of weed patchiness and uncertainty. The process should be open-ended and evolving. Initial learning and experiences among farmers, extensionists, and scientists become the basis for planning future steps. Four themes are discussed here: the role of groups in participatory learning, farmers' decision-making as an organizing principle, methods for observing and understanding weeds, and farmer communication with other farmers.

Growing Soilless

Growing Soilless

This is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to growing organic, healthy vegetable, herbs and house plants without soil. Clearly illustrated with black and white line drawings, the book covers every aspect of home hydroponic gardening.

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