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A National program to improve awareness and adoption of best management practice for silverleaf nightshade control
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.
Publication title20th Australasian Weeds Conference
Department/SchoolSchool of Social Sciences
PublisherWeeds Society of Western Australia
Place of publicationSouth Perth, Western Australia
Event title20th Australasian Weeds Conference
Event VenuePerth, Australia
Date of Event (Start Date)2016-09-11
Date of Event (End Date)2016-09-15
Rights statementCopyright 2016 the Author and Council of Australasian Weeds Societies Inc