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High priority invasive species are defined in the Invasive Species Plan for Western Australia as high risk species that can establish widely, and if so cause the most undesirable impact.
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 Department of Agriculture and Food is calling for producer and community input into the development of a targeted weed surveillance program for the South West.
The Skeleton Weed Program has again provided benefits for grains, seeds and hay industries, with the area of the Wheatbelt infested by weed being significantly reduced over the past year.
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
This section answers some frequently asked questions about the Agricultural weed surveillance project.
The “agriculture weed surveillance in the south west” project’s key goal was to develop capacity for surveillance of high priority declared weeds that impact agriculture and investigate options to
Department of Agriculture and Food research officer Rod Randall has been recognised for his work in weeds research, awarded the Medal for Leadership by the Council of Australasian Weed Societies.
Department of Agriculture and Food trials comparing how barley varieties compete against weeds, annual ryegrass and oats, will be detailed at upcoming field days.
The Blackspot Manager Model is an effective tool to help identify the best balance between early sowing and potential yield loss from blackspot.