Cereal competition against weeds presented at 5th Workshop of the European Weed Research Society Working Group on Crop - Weed Interactions. In collaboration with COST action 860. Rothamsted, 12-15 Sept 2006
Activity: Talk, evidence or presentation types › Invited talk
Weed control is a key issue when considering lower input and organic systems. Working towards a ‘ package ’ of traits that are useful in low input systems (genotype x agronomy). Competition = stressed weeds = lower herbicide rates? Managing weeds in a non aggressive state. Crop weed composition is the foundation for other trophic levels. Why investigate crop competitive ability?
No single plant characteristic determines competitiveness. Crop ground cover is the most useful measure of competitiveness. Still working towards how plant growth habits can be used in variety testing and selection. Some features of crop competitiveness against weeds are / not practical to measure in the field.
12 Sept 2006 → 15 Sept 2006
5th Workshop of the European Weed Research Society Working Group on Crop - Weed Interactions. In collaboration with COST action 860 Sustainable low-input cereal production: required varietal characteristics and crop diversity Working group 4: Plant-plant interactions. Rothamsted 12-15 Sept 2006.