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The term 'residual' applies to a number of herbicides that have a long lasting activity in the soil. These herbicides are often applied directly to the soil prior to planting crops, pre-emergent.
In 2021 the Department is conducting over 300 research trials across the state from Kununurra in the north to Esperance in the south.
One method of weed control is to remove weed seeds in the fallow, stubble and pre-sowing phase.