Managing weeds in pulses - the wiping alternative

Katherine Hollaway, CRC for Australian Weed Management, Department of Primary Industries, Horsham, Victoria 3401, Australia.


Weed wiping is a useful method for late-spring control of weed seed set in low growing pulses. A survey of practitioners in the Victorian Wimmera showed muskweed seed set control at between 50 and 100%. We still need more research to determine the best combination of herbicide brew and timing. However, preliminary results indicate translocated herbicides provide more thorough control than contact herbicides. Some crop damage will result from drip and drag, but experienced operators can minimize this.


Plant Protection Quarterly (2004) 19 (3) 127-128.