Fence Lines and Roadsides as Invasion Sites for Problematic Weed Species

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  • Published: 26 Oct 2011

  • Author(s): Group, Birchip Cropping

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Roadsides and fence-line areas throughout Australian agricultural regions are typically poorly managed and provide sites for the incursion of weeds into adjoining agricultural land. The weed species present are observed to be the same as those that dominate the farming landscapes and potentially act as both a sink and a source for herbicide-resistant genes.
The aim of this project was to identify weed species and biotypes that pose the greatest threats to production agriculture if incursion and dispersal were allowed to occur from roadside and fence-line areas into farming zones.