Cereals, Weed control, Aerial spraying, Western Australia
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SPRAYING cereal crops for weed control is now standard farming practice in Western Australia. Almost 500,000 acres of cereal crops, mainly wheat, are sprayed each year, and approximately three-quarters of this area is treated by aircraft.
Recent trials have shown that aerial application of 'extra low" volumes of hormone-like herbicides, with oil or water solvents, does not damage cereals if spraying is done at the right stage of growth.
Meadly, G R W
"Weed control in cereals : aerial spraying trials,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 2
, Article 15.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol2/iss9/15