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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.
This Management Guide has been designed to assist landholders and increase their capacity to manage and eradicate skeleton weed infestations on their properties and to prevent further spread within
Options for control of winter broad leaved weeds, in pastures, is a common inquiry. A fairly reliable method is spray grazing.
Landholders are reminded now is the time to start checking their properties for skeleton weed with summer approaching.
Many broadacre growers across the wheatbelt are in the unusual predicament of having to battle both summer and winter weeds, as a result of extensive summer rainfall and warm temperatures.