The growth of weeds in vegetable production systems is enhanced by soil disturbance, irrigation and the application of fertilisers. Weeds harbour many vegetable diseases, nematodes, mites and insects, especially aphids and thrips that transmit viruses. Weed pressure is generally higher when soil conditions are poor due to heavy cropping.

This fact sheet provides growers and advisors with an overview of:

  • Important weed species in Australian vegetables and their impact on profitability
  • Weed control methods and critical success factors
  • Key features of an Integrated Weed Management approach.

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