Several resources are available to aid in determining and addressing vineyard weed management goals. The concepts and tools for weed management are covered in the Cornell vineyard weed management fact sheets, listed below and at the back of this guide. They are available online at www.nysipm.cornell.edu/publications/grapeman/ index.html (table of contents for Grape IPM in the Northeast), through Cornell Cooperative Extension offices, or directly through the Bulletin Room at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva, NY.
The fact sheets in this series are:
- Choosing a weed management program, which discusses goals and management options, including cultivation, mowing, mulching, and the use of chemical weed control agents (herbicides);
- Chemical control of vineyard weeds, which discusses weed types, herbicide types, and factors to consider in using herbicides effectively;
- Pre-emergence herbicides, which discusses all the available residual herbicide options, including their behavior in soil, persistence, and means of loss from the soil;
- Post-emergence herbicides, which discusses available contact and systemic herbicides and how they affect plants and soil; and
- Managing vineyard floors using no-tillage, which discusses the reasons for avoiding tillage and practical factors to consider in using no-tillage as a weed management tool.
Additionally, Weeds of the Northeast is an excellent resource covering weed identification and aspects of weed biology and ecology that relate to weed management. Weeds of the Northeast is available through Cornell University Press and the Lake Erie Regional Grape Program office in Portland, NY.