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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 interfence at seeding time.
In an integrated weed management program, control of weeds should occur in the fallow, pre-sowing, early post-emergent and in pasture phases.
Some aquatic plants used in ponds and aquariums are highly invasive and have become serious weeds in natural waterways.
Drones have been taking to Wheatbelt skies in a bid to improve surveillance and control of a key agricultural pest plant, skeleton weed.
Introducing new plants to an area can have positive and negative effects on the environment, economy and community.
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.
Control methods for common sensitive plant (Mimosa pudica), a declared pest in Western Australia.
Control methods for giant sensitive plant (Mimosa diplotricha) a declared pest in Western Australia.