Ecology of major emerging weeds

Published: 9 Feb 2024

'Ecology of major emerging weeds' is a comprehensive guide covering the background and description of each new major emerging weed in Australia's grain growing regions - including why it is a weed.  The publication also details each weed's seed dormancy, germination, production and dispersal as well as seedbank persistence.

With increased knowledge of the biology and ecology of these weeds, growers can implement the most appropriate management strategies for the weeds on their properties.

First published in August 2021, the second edition of 'Ecology of major emerging weeds' was updated in February 2024 to include three new weed chapters: African turnip weed, awnless barnyard grass and wild oat.

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Region: National

GRDC Project Code: UOA1505-001RTX, UOS1703-002RTX,