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  • Continuous learning underpins weed smarts
    Weeds, 17 Dec 2021
    Continuous learning underpins weed smarts

    Tom Longmire farms with his family near Esperance in Western Australia and shared his whole-farm weed management experience with attendees at this year’s WeedSmart week.

  • Phase rethink to aid weed and pest management
    Weeds, 02 Dec 2021
    Phase rethink to aid weed and pest management

    To improve the profitability and durability of cropping rotations, disruptive pasture phases are being considered in a GRDC-supported capacity-building project. These phases have the potential to reduce disease pressure in crops and assist in weed management.

  • Summer weeds on the march
    Weeds, 24 Nov 2021
    Summer weeds on the march

    A two-year survey supported by GRDC has found summer weeds are on the move across the western region of Australia. Correct identification will help inform summer weed and green bridge management to conserve moisture and reduce pest and disease load.

  • Unified approach improves herbicide resistance data
    Weeds, 04 Nov 2021
    Unified approach improves herbicide resistance data

    Organisations across Australia tasked with surveying weeds for herbicide resistance have adopted the same protocols and methods for undertaking this critical work for the grains sector.

  • Crop rotations a key to barley grass control
    Weeds, 23 Oct 2021
    Crop rotations a key to barley grass control

    Gregor Wilkins has had success controlling barley grass using a combination of cultivation including a prickle chain and cultivar with sweeps, along with rotations and herbicides.

  • Ryegrass management in the HRZ relies on a stacked approach
    Weeds, 22 Oct 2021
    Ryegrass management in the HRZ relies on a stacked approach

    Annual ryegrass in the high-rainfall zone is as competitive and damaging as in lower-rainfall environments, with each ryegrass plant reducing cereal yield potential by about 0.3 per cent according to recent research.

  • Competitive crops a crucial key in weed management
    Weeds, 22 Sep 2021
    Competitive crops a crucial key in weed management

    An investment has identified the importance of combining cultural weed management tactics with robust herbicide packages in driving down the weed seedbank.

  • Eradication of red witchweed on track
    Weeds, 05 Sep 2021
    Eradication of red witchweed on track

    Early detection, a comprehensive surveillance and eradication program, and willingness to experiment with new technologies means the red witchweed eradication program is on track to eradicate this invasive plant from the only known infestation in Australia, near Mackay in Queensland.

  • Researchers refine tactics to slow feathertop Rhodes grass spread
    Weeds, 29 Jun 2021
    Researchers refine tactics to slow feathertop Rhodes grass spread

    Feathertop Rhodes grass seeds are 10 times lighter than annual ryegrass seeds, which explains why the weed has spread so quickly across Australia, prompting regional research and the development of locally relevant management packages

  • Brome grass control takes persistence
    Weeds, 24 Jun 2021
    Brome grass control takes persistence

    Ideal growing conditions could lead to a large brome grass outbreak in Western Australia this season.

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