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

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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)
EditorsRod Randall, Sandy Lloyd, Catherine Borger
Place of PublicationPerth
PublisherWeed Society of Western Australia
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780646960319
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event20th Australasian Weeds Conference (2016) - Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth, Australia
Duration: 11 Sept 201615 Sept 2016
https://web.archive.org/web/20160316141153/http://www.20awc.org.au/ (Conference website)
http://caws.org.nz/old-site/awc_contents.php?yr=2016 (Conference proceedings)


Conference20th Australasian Weeds Conference (2016)
Abbreviated titleScience, Community and Food Security: the Weed Challenge
OtherIn 2016, the Council of Australasian Weed Societies (CAWS), along with local hosts the Weeds Society of Western Australia, are celebrating the 20th Australasian Weeds Conference. The biennial conference is being held at the Pan Pacific in Perth, Western Australia which has traditionally been one of the highest attended AWC's, and over 300 delegates are expected from across Australasia.
Delegates will come together to meet-up with peers, engage with industry sponsors, and to listen and participate in presentations and field trips on a variety of topics including:

Herbicide Resistance
Weeds of National Significance
Agricultural weeds
Environmental weeds
Biological control of weeds
Modelling and new technologies to manage weeds
Legislation, regulation and policy to manage weed
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