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  • 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.

  • Could collaboration be best weapon against weeds?
    Weeds, 20 Jun 2021
    Could collaboration be best weapon against weeds?

    The Area Wide Weed Management project is investigating a different approach to traditional weed control.

  • Events to present weed testing and survey results
    Weeds, 12 Jun 2021
    Events to present weed testing and survey results

    Herbicide resistance workshops will be held in four locations from 22 June to 5 August.

  • Act now to stop feathertop Rhodes grass establishment
    Weeds, 03 Jun 2021
    Act now to stop feathertop Rhodes grass establishment

    Feathertop Rhodes grass germinates quickly after rainfall, prompting a call to take early and decisive action

  • Glyphosate-resistant ryegrass challenge
    Weeds, 21 May 2021
    Glyphosate-resistant ryegrass challenge

    Random weed surveys identified glyphosate resistance in ryegrass plants collected from 27 per cent of paddocks in south-eastern South Australia and 40 per cent of paddocks in south-western Victoria in the 2020 season. Herbicide resistance specialist Dr Peter Boutsalis explored the “significant increase” in glyphosate-resistant annual ryegrass at the 2021 GRDC Grains Research Update in Adelaide.

  • Glyphosate-resistant capeweed detected in WA
    Weeds, 17 Feb 2021
    Glyphosate-resistant capeweed detected in WA

    Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI), Research Associate Yaseen Kahlil says they have detected the world’s first population of glyphosate-resistant capeweed.

  • Researchers find key herbicide resistance gene
    Weeds, 22 Jan 2021
    Researchers find key herbicide resistance gene

    Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative scientists have identified one of the genes that enables annual ryegrass to detoxify and become resistant to different herbicides

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