A national program to improve awareness and adoption of best management practice for silverleaf nightshade control

Karen Herbert, Hanwen Wu, Philip Bowden, Karl Behrendt, Vaughan Higgins

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperConference paper

Abstract

Silverleaf nightshade (SLN) is recognised as one of the world's worst agricultural weeds that competes directly with spring, summer and autumngrowing pastures and crops for moisture, sunlight and nutrients (Stanton et al. 2009). With the aim of benefitting the largest number of growers possible, farm scale participatory on-farm validation sites of bestmanagement practice were established with support from state and local agencies, private sector contractors and advisors, and local grower groups.The participatory research, in conjunction with farmer case studies and a baseline survey targeting 500 growers and advisors (combined) has generated large and diverse baseline information focused on weed prioritisation, appropriateness of information, effective information delivery mechanisms and recommendations for packaging and instruction of weed management. This paper highlights key findings captured for improved adoption of integrated weed management practices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th Australasian Weeds Conference (2016)
Subtitle of host publicationScience, Community and Food Security: the Weed Challenge
EditorsRod Randall, Sandy Lloyd, Catherine Borger
Place of PublicationPerth
PublisherWeed Society of Western Australia
Pages60-63
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-646-96031-9
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event20th Australasian Weeds Conference (2016) - Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth, Australia
Duration: 11 Sep 201615 Sep 2016
http://caws.org.au/awc_contents.php?yr=2016 (Conference proceedings)
http://caws.org.nz/old-site/awc_contents.php?yr=2016 (conference website)

Conference

Conference20th Australasian Weeds Conference (2016)
Abbreviated titleScience, Community and Food Security: the Weed Challenge
CountryAustralia
CityPerth
Period11/09/1615/09/16
Internet address

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'A national program to improve awareness and adoption of best management practice for silverleaf nightshade control'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Herbert, K., Wu, H., Bowden, P., Behrendt, K., & Higgins, V. (2016). A national program to improve awareness and adoption of best management practice for silverleaf nightshade control. In R. Randall, S. Lloyd, & C. Borger (Eds.), Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Weeds Conference (2016): Science, Community and Food Security: the Weed Challenge (pp. 60-63). Weed Society of Western Australia.