Welcome to IWM Consultancy
IWM stands for Integrated Weed Management. This is what I believe is the most economical and sustainable way to fight weeds; whether in crops, pasture land, horticulture or landscape.
With years of experience in research and teaching in this area, I can provide cost-effective advice for your weed problems.
I also provide research output in other areas of agriculture including crop husbandry and management.
I also offer a professional editing service at a very reasonable price. This is an attractive service for students to improve their marks or for academic writers and scientists wishing to improve their chances for publication. Please see the SERVICES page for more info.
What is Integrated Weed Management (IWM)?
Experience and research have shown that single methods of fighting weeds, while can give short term control, are not sustainable. They might even result in unpredicted, negative outcomes. IWM does not rely on one method, but uses several compatible methods to solve weed problems. Methods can include the followings:
•Biological: insects, disease organisms selected carefully, these must be host specific.
•Mechanical: cultivation, slashing & topping, grubbing, spoon weeding, tine weeding
•Thermal (Flame or Steam weed control)
•Cultural: Crop rotation, cover crops, mulch, improving soil condition etc.
•Chemical: Pre- and post-emergence herbicides