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154. Alberta Agriculture, Crop Protection Branch. 1989. Guide to crop protection in Alberta. 1988. Part II - Non-chemical control of weeds, insects, diseases for maximum economic yield.. Print Media Branch, Alberta Agriculture, 7000 - 113 St.,.
Alberta Agriculture's non-chemical guide to crop protection contains 28 pages of general advice on how to control weeds, insects, and disease in crops without chemical pesticides. This includes crop rotation, sanitation, crop competition, physical control, biocontrol, and field scouting. The rest of the book looks at specific pests and considers their life cycles, emergence, reproduction, management strategies, and control. Where available, tables of economic thresholds are included. This is an excellent reference for assessing potential alternatives to chemical pesticides for a large number of pests.

11048. Kirschenmann, Fred. 1992. Eradicating field bindweed: tillage, rotation knock out weed.. Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society Newsletter, Jan. 1992, p. 5..
A complex rotation combined with timely tillage has been successful in controlling field bindweed and Canada thistle on a North Dakota farm. A five year rotation of oats/sweetclover-sweetclover green manure-spring wheat-buckwheat-winter rye has worked well.

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