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Results from a two-decade annual survey continue to show the success of harvest weed seed control as a part of broadacre farmers’ integrated weed management strategy in the Geraldton region.
The Chemical weed control in canola bulletin has been produced by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, with co-investment from the Grains Research and Development Corporat
A recent independent review of the industry-funded Skeleton Weed Program has found the program has significantly suppressed the spread of the weed in Western Australia, minimising potential impacts
Wheatbelt farmers are reminded to keep up paddock searches for the declared pest skeleton weed throughout late summer and autumn.
Paddock searches for skeleton weed this summer are set to begin, with landholders reminded to keep watch for the weed, which can tie up nitrogen and soil moisture, and cut crop yields.
Drones have been taking to Wheatbelt skies in a bid to improve surveillance and control of a key agricultural pest plant, skeleton weed.
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.
Four summer weed time of removal trials were implemented across the Western Australian wheatbelt in March 2017 following a widespread summer rainfall event.
In poor growing seasons, crops may not be good enough to harvest. Managers need to make some tough decisions, after assessing feed value for livestock, potential weed seed set, level of herbicide