[ASC-media] WEED WEAPON LAUNCHED: GRDC Grain Flash

BRENDON CANT brendon at iinet.net.au
Wed Sep 17 07:22:55 CEST 2008


September 17, 2008


WEED WEAPON LAUNCHED: GRDC Western Panel Chair and Kojonup grower, Neil
Young, helped launch, with DAFWA Director General, Ian Longson, a new 'paper
weapon' against weeds at the 2008 Dowerin Machinery Field Days.



The book, 'Managing wild radish and other brassicaceous weeds in Australian
cropping systems', originally developed by the CRC for Australian Weed
Management, is a compilation of on-farm tools for integrated weed
management.



Mr Young said it was a valuable tool for growers and contained the most
recent information on chemical and non-chemical weed control techniques that
could be used strategically during the lifecycle of the plant.



"Wild radish costs WA growers millions of dollars each year in lost
production.



"This weed is becoming increasingly resistant to different herbicide groups
and if growers can circumvent this by an integrated approach, cropping in WA
will be much more productive," he said.



"Of course, some of the tools suggested carry great risk of doing damage if
not handled carefully."



Free copies can be downloaded from  www.crcweeds.org.au/publications

Contact: Neil Young, Mob 0428 918 766

GRDC REF: GrainFlashSeptember17.doc/ Rainbow090908



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