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Publication Date

12-2009

Series Number

4781

Abstract

The Skeleton Weed Program is a coordinated approach to eradicating skeleton weed in Western Australia. It is run jointly by the State Skeleton Weed Committee, the Department of Agriculture and the Agriculture Protection Board. It is funded through the skeleton weed levy collected from grain growers each harvest, and pooled in the Skeleton Weed Eradication Trust Fund.

Skeleton weed is targeted as a declared plant as it can drastically reduce crop yields (more than 1 tonne/ha in cereals) by competing for moisture and nutrients, mainly nitrogen. Its wiry stems impede headers and the sticky latex they contain cause machinery to seize.

Number of Pages

56

ISSN

18337236

Keywords

Weeds, Chondrilla joncea, Monitoring, Identification, Control programmes, Chemical control

Disciplines

Agriculture | Plant Sciences

Comments

Replaces Bulletin 4588 and 4665

Skeleton weed in Western Australia, pocket guide

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