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wide row cropping

Catalogue: GRDC Publications
The benefits improve crop health and crop competitive ability against weeds and the effectiveness of pre-emergent herbicides... When used as a post-emergent product, little of the herbicide gets to the roots and the control of established weeds is often very poor... benefits arise when the weed is prevented from setting seed as there are no increases to the seedbank and, as a consequence, fewer weeds in the future...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Increased adoption of wide-row dryland cropping of grains and pulses may be accelerating the potential for herbicide resistance, according to a Queensland researcher... Vikki Osten from the Queensland Department of Primary Industries said the push for wide-row cropping is placing an increasing reliance on herbicides for weed control which is increasing the threat of herbicide resistance... Growers will need to be much smarter with their weed control programs, alternating chemical spray formulations and rotating seasonal crops to prolong the effective life of herbicides," Ms Osten said...
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