What is IWM?
Integrated Weed Management (IWM) is the practice of combining multiple techniques to increase the effectiveness of, but not necessarily replace, herbicide use. Techniques include:
What is GROW?
The Integrated Weed Management (IWM) Resource Center, “GROW” is a place to find helpful, trustworthy resources on using integrated weed management for herbicide-resistant weeds. This website is updated regularly by a team of weed scientists from 14 universities and the USDA Agricultural Research Service as part of an area-wide project.
GROW (Getting Rid of Weeds) is a publicly led network coordinating research and outreach, providing science-based information and decision support tools to make agriculture more sustainable and precise. We work to develop integrated weed management solutions that are practical and adoptable.
Why does it matter?
Herbicide-resistant weeds are a growing problem. Depending on a crop’s market value, farmers could lose hundreds of dollars per acre. In addition, the recent increase in consumer demand for products has also motivated some producers to integrated new weed management practices in the absence of herbicides.
GROW is a collaborative effort by many experts and organizations.