Feathertop Rhodes Grass: Biology

Already a major weed in the northern cropping region of Australia, Feathertop Rhodes grass (FTR) is now occurring in fields in the southern and western cropping regions. FTR has been favoured by the shift towards reduced tillage. In addition, the heavy reliance on glyphosate that typically accompanies reduced tillage has led to resistance, further increasing the threat of FTR. An understanding of FTR biology will help guide management choices to enable successful long-term control. This factsheet includes findings from recent research by the Weed Science Group at the University of Adelaide.

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