Weeds

Weeds | Weeds are native plants that grow where farmers do not want them. Hence Ehrenfried Pfeiffer (1970) says weeds are weeds ‘only from our human egotistical point of view, because they grow where we do not want them. In Nature, however, they play an...

WSET

WINE & SPIRIT EDUCATION TRUST or WSET is the world’s leading provider of wine education, based in London, offering courses and qualifications for both wine trade and consumer at several different levels. A WSET Diploma is the usual pre-requisite for studying to...

Pelargonic acid

PELARGONIC ACID is being touted as an alternative to conventional herbicides based on glyphosate, such as Monsanto’s Round-Up. Pelargonic acid occurs naturally in thistles, and other plants. Jade, a Bordeaux-based company which is wholly owned by Belchim Crop...

Herbicides

Herbicides, also called weedkillers, are chemicals used to kill the growth of unwanted weeds. They work by changing soil pH so that the balance of which nutrients were potentially available to the plants changes and by disturbing or destroying the soil’s microbial...

Glyphosate

Glyphosate is a chemical which was first introduced in 1974 by Monsanto, the American company who invented it for use as a herbicide (their patent expired in 2000 meaning glyphosate can now be produced by other manufacturers too). Monsanto branded its product...