Gallandt speaks to BDN about climate change and weed management

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Eric Gallandt, professor of weed ecology at the University of Maine, about how climate change will impact weed management for growers in Maine. “Organic farming and ecological weed control is an interesting mix. On the one hand you are seeing these periods of wet conditions hitting when you need to [weed] and on the other hand it’s too dry and you need to be thinking about irrigation…We need to be thinking about weeding tools or strategies that are more robust. If you are going to cultivate or hoe weeds, the odds of being able to nail the timing to get out there are smaller and smaller,” Gallandt told the BDN.