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

Article Title

Beating the blackberry

Keywords

Blackberries, Weed control, Herbicides, Weed biology, Biological control

First Page Number

24

Last Page Number

28

Abstract

The blackberry is an aggressive, strongly-growing plant that has spread throughout parts of the south-west of Western Australia.

Although most blackberry infestations on agricultural land have been dramatically reduced since compulsory control measures were introduced 30 years ago, about 3,600 hectares are still infested today.

Recent research has shown that three new herbicides are highly effective against blackberry, and much safer to use than the older ones.

Effective biological control of blackberry may also be possible.

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