Weed identification & ecology booklet

 

A team of researchers at the School has been working with farmers and conservationists in Haute Provence to develop a new approach to weeds in organic farming. The archaeological motivation for studying present-day weed floras is that they offer a basis of comparison with ancient weed floras and farming systems. 

By researching the ecology of 45 weed species, the researchers have developed an open access resource to enable farmers and archaeologists alike to identify the value of weeds as indicators of growing conditions on a piece of land, their impact on crop yields and other uses such as for food, fodder or medicine. 

This booklet describes 45 weeds of the organic cereal fields of Haute Provence ranging from the most agriculturally troublesome to the most threatened in the present-day flora. An overview of ethnobotanical uses and an ecological summary is provided for each of the 45 weeds.

Click on the book covers to view and download the PDFs. 

 

 

Field weeds of organic cereals in the Sault region, Haute Provence: Their identification and ecology - was written and produced by: Amy Bogaard, John Hodgson, Jade Whitlam, Yildiz Aumeeruddy-Thomas (CEFE), Julie Delauge (CEN PACA), Stéphanie Huc (CBN Alpin), Héloïse Vanderpert (CEN PACA), Arne Saatkamp (Aix Marseille Univ, Avignon Université, CNRS, IRD, IMBE, Marseille, France) and Daniel Pavon(Aix Marseille Univ, Avignon Université, CNRS, IRD, IMBE, Marseille, France)


Citation:

Bogaard, A., Hodgson, J., Whitlam, J., Aumeeruddy-Thomas, Y., Delauge, J., Huc, S., Vanderpert, H., Saatkamp, A., Pavon, D. 2020. Field weeds of organic cereals in the Sault region, Haute Provence: Their identification and ecology. Oxford: School of Archaeology, University of Oxford. ISBN 978-1-8382002-0-6 (English, digital)

Bogaard, A., Hodgson, J., Whitlam, J., Aumeeruddy-Thomas, Y., Delauge, J., Huc, S., Vanderpert, H., Saatkamp, A., Pavon, D. 2020. Adventices des champs céréaliers en agriculture biologique sur le territoire de Sault, en Haute Provence: Identification et écologie. Oxford: School of Archaeology, University of Oxford. ISBN 978-1-8382002-1-3 (Français, digital)


Produced in collaboration with: 

weed collaborators