Popular encyclopaedia of arable weeds gets refreshed

Monday, 19 November 2018

The encyclopaedia of arable weeds has taken up residence in numerous tractor cabs, car boots and farm offices across the UK since it was first published around 10 years ago.

Originally put together with combined funds from AHDB and Defra, the essential easy-reference guide has now been rebranded. Although the content has not been changed this time around, the new look makes it even easier to identify and manage arable weeds.

For each weed, there are two pages of information (structured identically). The common and the scientific name are clearly marked at the top of the page. A more detailed description then follows under the headings; Life cycle, Location, Description (including key features), Biology and Management.

To aid identification, the encyclopaedia is packed full of high quality photographs of weeds at various growth stages.

A simple glossary of technical terms can also be found at the end of the encyclopaedia.

The publication can be downloaded today. Hard copies will be available to order later this year.