Lolium rigidum, Straw burning, Weed control
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In a trial at Wongan Hills Research Station, burning of wheat stubbie in a continuous cropping system, helped to control Wimmera Rye Grass in the crop and resulted in yields up to 25 bushels an acre higher than where the stubble was ploughed in.
WIMMERA RYE GRASS is the most widely used annual pasture grass in the agricultural areas of Western Australia.
It has proved valuable for sheep feed where legume pastures are not grown.
However, it has often proved a serious weed in cereal crops, causing large yield reductions.
Mason, M G.; Toms, W. J.; and Gartrell, J. W.
"Stubble burning helps control Wimmera rye grass,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 9
, Article 5.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol9/iss12/5