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Catalogue: Ground Cover
With annual ryegrass costing Australian grain growers more than $360 million a year in control measures, PhD student Joe Moore has joined the effort to look for alternatives to manage the weed's invasive spread.. "If we can establish that the endophyte is contributing to making annual ryegrass more of an invasive weed, it may be that elimination of the endophyte is a viable option for controlling the weed," Mr Moore says... To test if endophytes contribute to making the plant more competitive as a weed, Mr Moore removes the endophytes from annual ryegrass seeds, without damaging the seeds, so they can be grown and used for further experiments...
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