Legal and economic constraints on Emex

David Bowran, Weed Science Section, Agriculture Western Australia, CRC for Weed Management Systems, PO Box 483, Northam, Western Australia 6401, Australia.


Emex australis is a declared weed in many parts of Australia and the declaration status for each State is presented. Emex australis is also a contaminant of crops, with restrictions on delivery of produce containing achenes applied for grains and dried grapes. The receival standards for grain crops are presented, while the costs of cleaning dried grapes with spiked seed contamination are given.


Plant Protection Quarterly (1996) 11 (4) 155.