Authors: Ben Fleet, Samuel Kleemann and Gurjeet Gill
University of Adelaide, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Funded By: SAGIT S416
Project Title: Burning of weed seeds in low rainfall farming systems project
Key Words: wind row burning, harvest weed seed control, weed control
- Seeds of all species could be killed with heat, however there were differences in tolerance to heat.
- Duration of heat treatments had a significant impact on the efficacy on weed seeds in all species.
- Seeds of most weed species could be killed by simulating conditions similar to burning narrow harvest windrows.
- The efficacy of narrow windrow burning in the field is largely determined by the proportion of weed seeds that can be collected by the header and placed into harvest windrows.