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Opportunities for growers to broaden weeds approach

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Opportunities exist for grain growers in the southern cropping region to more effectively manage weeds in retained stubble systems, according to new research conducted by the CSIRO and funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)... "The data shows very large differences between regions for practices like harvest weed seed control, crop topping and double knockdown which reflects past differences in the levels of herbicide resistance, but we're now seeing resistance issues becoming much more important in all cropping regions," Dr Llewellyn said... Caption: CSIRO Senior Research Scientist (Farming Systems) Dr Rick Llewellyn says a new study has highlighted just how costly weed management has become and where there are opportunities to reduce further cost increases...