The interference potential of nine selected South African spring wheat cultivars with selected weed species

Nambili, Julia Nghituvali (2008-12)

Thesis (MScAgric (Agronomy))--Stellenbosch University, 2008.


The development of herbicide resistance in weeds is one of the major factors hampering profitable crop production worldwide. In South Africa resistance to herbicides in weeds is also a big problem, in particular in the Winter Rainfall Region of the country. The lack of sufficient different mode of action herbicide groups that can be rotated in these conditions necessitate the implementation of integrated weed management programmes to curb the development and spread of herbicide resistance. One of the alternative physical weed management strategies is to maximize crop competition to the weed population. One aspect of such a strategy is to plant crop cultivars that have greater interference potential than others.

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