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Powdery mildew is a fungal leaf disease that reduces yield and grain quality in susceptible wheat varieties.
Herbicide performance can vary greatly depending on a number of factors. These can include compatibility of herbicides, water quality, sprayer decontamination and controlling stressed weeds.
Herbicides play a vital role in integrated weed management programs.
Claying involves adding and incorporating clay-rich subsoil into water repellent topsoil to overcome the repellence.
Cutworms are plump, smooth caterpillars, of several moth species. They feed on all crop and pasture plants, damaging them near the ground. The caterpillars hide under the soil or litter by day.
Herbicides can be applied by a variety of means including boom sprayers, aerial spraying, misters, blanket wipers, rope wick applicators, weed seekers and back-pack sprayers.
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.
Controlled traffic farming (CTF) is a farming system built on permanent wheel tracks where the crop zone and traffic lanes are permanently separated.
Herbicide resistance is the inherited ability of an individual plant to survive a herbicide application that would kill a normal population of the same species.
In-crop weed competition causes losses costing around $1 billion per annum for Western Australia.