A critical review of integrated grass weed management in Ireland

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Byrne, R., Spink, J., Freckleton, R., Neve, P. and Barth, S. 2018. A critical review of integrated grass weed management in Ireland. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research. 57 (1), pp. 15-28. https://doi.org/10.1515/ijafr-2018-0003

AuthorsByrne, R., Spink, J., Freckleton, R., Neve, P. and Barth, S.

Grass weeds affect arable crops throughout the world, inflicting yield penalties, reducing crop quality and taking available nutrients away from the growing crop. Recently in Ireland, the presence of herbicide resistance in grass weeds has been noted. In order to preserve the sustainability of crop production in Ireland, an integrated pest management approach must be implemented. How this applies to control grass weeds was the focus of this review. Here we examined the state of current research into grass weed biology and the nature of herbicide resistance, identifying gaps in research in the Irish context. We identified a number of cultural grass weed control techniques, as being relevant to the Irish mode of crop production. Crop rotation, cultivation techniques, manipulation of sowing dates and increased crop competition were recognised as useful strategies. Combining these strategies to provide effective grass weed control may be key to reduce dependence on herbicides.

Keywordscultural control techniques; grass weeds; herbicide resistance; integrated pest management
Year of Publication2018
JournalIrish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research
Journal citation57 (1), pp. 15-28
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1515/ijafr-2018-0003
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Online10 Apr 2018

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