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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 2020 the Department is conducting over 300 Grains Research trials across the state from Kununurra in the north to Esperance in the south.
Testing for herbicide susceptibility allows you to determine what herbicide options are still available to control weeds on your farm.
Windmill grass (Chloris truncata) is a native species and is the tenth most common summer weed species in the Western Australian wheatbelt.
Annual ryegrass (Lolium rigidum) is one of the most serious and costly weeds of annual winter cropping systems in southern Australia.
‘Risk-aware’ growers can implement strategies to reduce and avoid unnecessary introduction and spread of weeds.
In-crop weed competition causes losses costing around $1 billion per annum for Western Australia.
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.
In Western Australia, competition from 7-90 capeweed plants per square metre in a wheat crop can reduce crop yield by 28-44% and net return by 25-76%.
One method of weed control is to remove weed seeds in the fallow, stubble and pre-sowing phase.