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Re: Bindweed, organic control

If the bindweed isn't wreaking havoc on production, I'd leave it. We found
bindweed drew some of our destructive insects away from our crops. 

Nat and Karen Smith

On Mon, 23 Jun 1997, Laurie Hodges wrote:

> An organic grower needs ideas on effective organic methods to control
> bindweed in a garden area used for organic vegetable production, mostly
> annual crops. Cultivation seems to be increasing the problem. Has anyone any
> experience with this? Suggestions I came up with include use of
> Sharpshooter, flaming, and/or solarization repeated frequently over several
> years to deplete the root systems. Any comments about any of these in the
> battle against bindweed? Thanks!
> Dr. Laurie Hodges, Vegetable Specialist
> 377 Plant Sciences - University of Nebraska
> Lincoln, NE  68583-0724
> phone: 402-472-2854
> fax: 402-472-8650
> e-mail: Hort034@unlvm.unl.edu