Weeds in coastal grain farming systems

Published: 1 Aug 2023

High rainfall, rapid weed growth, limited spraying opportunities and diversity of cropping, soil type and land use presents unique challenges for weed management in coastal farming systems.

Key Points

  • The farming system employed dictates weeds present
  • Weed control in the next crop starts with management decisions in the current crop
  • Utilise all available weed management tactics to drive down the weed seedbank
  • Residual herbicides and crop competition are the critical foundation of weed management systems
  • Utilise post-emergent herbicides, inter-row cultivation and chipping to clean up escapes.

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Region: North

GRDC Project Code: ICN1912-002SAX,