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In 2020 the Department is conducting over 300 Grains Research trials across the state from Kununurra in the north to Esperance in the south.
Introducing new plants to an area can have positive and negative effects on the environment, economy and community.
Pasture manipulation is the application of herbicides for grass control early in the growing season (autumn or early winter).
It is often the preferred option for grass control.
This project aims to determine the spread of emerging summer weeds and deliver new knowledge on the biology and management of these emerging summer and winter weeds, with an overall aim of increasi
The viability of annual ryegrass seed can be reduced substantially by desiccation, pre-harvest spraying or swathing of canola depending on the product and timing.
Tar vine (Boerhavia coccinea) is found throughout Australia, with the exception of Tasmania.
An 11 year study showed that narrow row spacing and harvest weed seed destruction (that is, residue burning each autumn) reduced annual ryegrass seed production.
The most accurate way to estimate the weed population of a paddock is to count the number of plants in an area of known size at a number of locations.
Wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum) is highly competitive in crops and can cause a yield loss of 10-90%.
The Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS) provides advisory and identification services on animal and plant pests, weeds and diseases that impact Western Australia's agriculture and food ind