Research Explores Crop Competition as Weed-Control Strategy
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Principles of Sustainable Weed Management for Croplands
Australian research published in Weed Science shows that planting wheat at the commercially recommended density helps to reduce both weed biomass and weed seed production. Increasing the crop density further, to 400 plants per square meter, led to even greater reductions in weeds, and caused weeds to have an upright growth habit that limited seed spread.