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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Authors

G R W Meadly

Keywords

Cereals, Weed control, Aerial spraying, Western Australia

First Page Number

751

Last Page Number

754

Abstract

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.

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