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In an integrated weed management program, control of weeds should occur in the fallow, pre-sowing, early post-emergent and in pasture phases.
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 interfence at seeding time.
A collection of management packages are being developed to control four weeds in Western Australia that are emerging as major threats to agricultural production.
In-crop weed competition causes losses costing around $1 billion per annum for Western Australia.
Preventing weed seed set provides an opportunity to control weed seed set in the pasture, late fallow, late stubble and in-crop phases.
This management strategy provides an opportunity to control weed seed set in the pasture and during harvest.
Weeds sprayed with a sub-lethal dose of a phenoxy, hormone type herbicide appear to become more palatable to stock.
‘Risk-aware’ growers can implement strategies to reduce and avoid unnecessary introduction and spread of weeds.
Papaya sticky disease (caused by the combined action of Papaya meleira virus and Papaya meleira virus 2) is a disease of papaya that can spread rapidly through plantings, making the fruit unattract
Weeds sprayed with a sub-lethal dose of a phenoxy, hormone-type herbicide appear to become more palatable to stock.