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Weed Detection Identification on Farms in Australia


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PDF 24 pages 21 species by Brian Sindel and Om Jhorar, School of Environmental and Rural Science, and Ian Reeve, Lyndal-Joy Thompson, Jonathan Moss and Michael Coleman, Institute for Rural Futures, University of New England, Australia. This booklet is a product of the University of New England project Best practice for onground property weed detection, funded by the Defeating the Weed Menace R&D program. The Defeating the Weed Menace R&D is managed by Land & Water Australia on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. Weed Detection Identification on Farms in Australia - A Guide for Landholders.

What weeds are of most concern to farmers?
Which weeds have the greatest impact on individual farms depends on a range of factors including location (region and State or Territory), seasonal conditions, time of year, and type of farm operation. However, our survey of landholders, with an equivalent number of respondents (over 80) from each State, and over 40 respondents from the Northern Territory, showed that the individual weeds of most concern to landholders nationally are thistles, followed by Paterson?s curse, Bathurst burr and blackberry. More general weed groups of most concern are perennial and annual broadleaf weeds, followed by perennial grasses and woody weeds.

Weeds-types of Most Concern in Reverse Order:
Vines
Gorse
Caltrop
Ragwort
Annual ryegrass
Wild radish
Spiny emex
Parthenium weed
Capeweed
Other annual grasses
Blackberry
Bathurst burr
Woody weeds
Perennial grasses
Patersons curse
Thistles
Other annual broadleaf weeds
Other perennial broadleaf weeds


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Regions Impacted: Australia

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