Weed management for revegetation sites

Weed management for revegetation sites

Weed management for revegetation sites
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Get a head start on weed control

 

With all the recent rain and germination of weeds, farm paddocks across the Wheatbelt are full of farmers in spray units, knocking down weeds.

 

While you’re killing the weeds in your cropping areas, if it’s not too boggy consider controlling the weeds in your revegetation sites at the same time.

 

Getting good knockdown of weeds prior to planting your revegetation site will improve the survival of your seedlings immensely, reducing competition for light, water and nutrients.

 

While you might usually be preparing your planting site by deep ripping at this time, with recent rains it may be worth waiting until the subsoil dries out a bit to get the full benefit of breaking the hardpan.