A new online resource is a good first ‘port of call’ for Western Australian growers seeking information about managing summer weeds, which are currently widespread.
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Summer Fallow Weed Management Hot Topic is available at www.grdc.com.au/HT-SummerFallowWeedManagement.
Growers know that weeds allowed to grow during a fallow will use available soil water, use soil nitrogen and add seeds to the seed bank, increasing weed pressure and control costs in following seasons.
The Hot Topic includes information to assist them in best managing summer weeds, including herbicide timing and how to maximise the performance of double-knock applications. There are also links to useful publications and resources.
Natalie Lee, Cox Inall Communications
08 9864 2034, 0427 189 827
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