Information – The FFC Bulletin – 2015 V4 October
False and stale seedbeds: The most effective non-chemical weed management tools for cropping and pasture establishment.
Of the many non-chemical weed management techniques false seedbeds standout for many reasons including efficacy, ease of use, reliability and low cost plus it can be used for any kind of plant establishment from pasture through arable to vegetables. Both false and stale seedbeds work by the very simple process of germinating the weeds then killing them and then growing the crop. Despite the almost unbelievable simplicity of the process, they are exceptionally effective and are a critical component of any non-chemical weed management system. (more)