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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.
This page details the conclusions and recommendations from an independent review of the Grains, Seeds and Hay Industry Funding Scheme's Skeleton Weed Program.
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.
Home and commercial gardeners in the South West are reminded to take care with what plants they put in ponds after the serious aquatic weed salvinia was found in a Bunbury garden.
Paddock and drone searches are set to begin across large tracts of the grainbelt for the agricultural pest plant, skeleton weed.
Results from a two-decade annual survey continue to show the success of harvest weed seed control as a part of broadacre farmers’ integrated weed management strategy in the Geraldton region.
Introducing new plants to an area can have positive and negative effects on the environment, economy and community.
‘Risk-aware’ growers can implement strategies to reduce and avoid unnecessary introduction and spread of weeds.
In-crop weed competition causes losses costing around $1 billion per annum for Western Australia.