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In Western Australia's Mediterranean-type climate, the survival of pests and diseases over summer is often critical in determining pest outbreaks and disease epidemics in broadacre crops.
This management strategy provides an opportunity to control weed seed set in the pasture and during harvest.
Doublegee or spiny emex is a significant weed in Western Australia. It is a vigorous annual herb with a strong tap root and a long, fleshy, hairless stem.
Every grain grower has seen how well weeds grow when they have a blocked seeding tube creating extra-wide row spacing.
Doug Smith and his wife Kerry from Pingrup have been narrow windrow burning for weed seed control for over 10 years.
Integrated weed management (IWM) is a system for managing weeds over the long term, and is particularly useful for managing and minimising herbicide resistance.
The Weed Seed Wizard is a computer simulation tool that helps you understand and manage weed seedbanks on your farm.