Weeds, 07 Feb 2022
Southern growers could be changing their weed management practices after results from nearly five years’ worth of trials indicate a triple threat strategy, that counters traditional methods, could produce optimal results.
Weeds, 17 Dec 2021
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.
Weeds, 02 Dec 2021
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.
Weeds, 24 Nov 2021
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.
Weeds, 04 Nov 2021
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.
Weeds, 23 Oct 2021
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.
Weeds, 22 Oct 2021
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.
Weeds, 22 Sep 2021
An investment has identified the importance of combining cultural weed management tactics with robust herbicide packages in driving down the weed seedbank.
Weeds, 05 Sep 2021
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.
Weeds, 29 Jun 2021
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