In this publication you will find a range of practices, including crop rotation, residual herbicides and strategic tillage, which contribute to the aim of stopping seed production and exhausting the seed bank of Feathertop Rhodes Grass.
Outline of manual
The manual is divided into 8 sections:
Describes the physical appearance of the weed.
Basic FTR biology
Describes germination and growing conditions, seed production, seed viability and stress tolerance.
Lists the different available post-emergent herbicides for control of FTR and the benefits of double knock tactics.
Covers the options available for control of grass weeds in the Central Queensland, South East Queensland and Northern NSW region, including control in fallow and in-crop.
Describes how strategic tillage can be used to assist as a control option.
Reports on trial data from a long term trial Biloela Research Station and how findings may be applied for control of FTR.
Integrated weed management
Emphasizes the importance of creating a plan for the control of FTR over a number of seasons to ensure elimination of the seed bank.
Combines all the findings in the manual into recommended courses of action based on three key scenarios.
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Region: National, Northern
Compiled by Darren Aisthorpe of the CQ Grower Solution Project, Agri-Science QLD, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.