Biosecurity, pests, weeds and diseases
The control of broadleaf weeds in leguminous pasture is of major concern because of the ability of these weeds to compete strongly with the leguminous plants. The presence of broadleaf weeds in pasture reduces the pastures nutritional value as well as total nitrogen fixation. There are many herbicides which are available to control broadleaf weeds, but most of these are registered for use in cereals. The amount of tolerance that leguminous pasture plants show to many of these herbicides and herbicide mixes is not known.
The experiments were designed to screen a large number of herbicides for legume tolerance, as assessed by legume growth and seed production.
Number of Pages
Stewart, P, and Mann, L. (1987), The tolerance of legumes to broadleaf herbicides.. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Report.