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Summer weed control makes economic sense

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Not only do summer weeds rob growers of valuable soil moisture and nitrogen, recent research suggests it is also robbing growers of substantial profits through large yield losses... New South Wales Department of Primary Industries research and development agronomist Colin McMaster has led much of the research into the effects of summer weeds on plant available water and nitrogen in following crops and the yield benefit from controlling summer weeds... Temperature, moisture and organic carbon percentage are key drivers for nitrogen mineralisation a great opportunity for growers to build free nitrogen during the summer months when seasonal conditions allow...
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