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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.

Publication Date

2003

Series Number

4588

Publisher

Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia

City

Perth

Keywords

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

Disciplines

Agriculture | Plant Sciences

Skeleton weed in Western Australia pocket guide

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