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Introducing new plants to an area can have positive and negative effects on the environment, economy and community.
In 2022, the department is conducting more than 300 research trials across the state from Kununurra in the north to Esperance in the south.
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.
Hyssop loosestrife (Lythrum hyssopifolia) is a widely distributed weed in the south west of Western Australia.
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
Summer weeds can rob subsequent crops of soil nitrogen and stored soil water. They can also reduce crop emergence by causing physical and/or chemical interference at seeding time.
The Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS) provides advisory and identification services on animal and plant pests, weeds and diseases that impact Western Australia's agriculture and food ind
The Transforming Regional Biosecurity Response forums held in October 2016 brought together community, industry and government to develop a collaborative approach to
Four summer weed time of removal trials were implemented across the Western Australian wheatbelt in March 2017 following a widespread summer rainfall event.
'Crop-topping' is the late application of herbicides to prevent weed seed-set.