Weeds, Germination, Cultivation
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The key to cultural control of weeds in cereal crops is an understanding of the factors which govern germination of the weed seeds.
Covering the seed with soil keeps out light, provides a stable moisture supply and makes germination faster than if the seed is left on the soil surface.
Shallow cultivation at the start of the growing season provides the soil cover needed for fast, even germination of weed seeds.
Pearce, Geoffrey A.
"Faster weed germination with early cultivation,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 14
, Article 2.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol14/iss1/2