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A National program to improve awareness and adoption of best management  practice for silverleaf nightshade control

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Herbert, K and Wu, H and Bowden, P and Behrendt, K and Higgins, V, A National program to improve awareness and adoption of best management  practice for silverleaf nightshade control, 20th Australasian Weeds Conference, 11-15 September 2016, Perth, Australia (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Abstract

Silverleaf nightshade (SLN) is recognised as one of the world’s worst agricultural weeds that competes directly with spring, summer and autumn growing pastures and crops for moisture, sunlight and nutrients (Stanton et al. 2009). With the aim of benefitting the largest number of growers possible, farm scale participatory on-farm validation sites of best management practice were established with support from state and local agencies, private sector contractors and advisors, and local grower groups.

The participatory research, in conjunction with farmer case studies and a baseline survey targeting 500 growers and advisors (combined) has generated large and diverse baseline information focused on weed prioritisation, appropriateness of information, effective information delivery mechanisms and recommendations for packaging and instruction of weed management. This paper highlights key findings captured for improved adoption of integrated weed management practices.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Silverleaf nightshade; farming; control strategies; adoption; best management practices
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
Research Field:Agricultural Land Management
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species
Objective Field:Control of Plant Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Author:Higgins, V (Associate Professor Vaughan Higgins)
ID Code:124688
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2018-03-04
Last Modified:2018-04-04
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