- Modern Australian Agriculture
For farmers, weeds are much more than just an eye sore. Along with bugs and plant disease, weeds are a “pest” that damage crops and ruin harvests. Learn more about the crop protection tools available to farmers.
Ever since the beginning of agriculture—thousands of years ago—farmers have been battling a common enemy: weeds. For farmers, weeds are much more than just an eyesore. Along with insects and plant disease, weeds are a 'pest' that can severely damage crop yields. Weeds cause problems on farms because they steal water, sunlight and nutrients from the crops farmers are working hard to grow.
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Glyphosate is the most commonly used herbicide in the world – and perhaps the most commonly misunderstood.
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Find out more about why weeds cost Australian farmers $4 billion a year.
Thursday 10th May 2018
Smallholder farmers face a dilemma when removing weeds by hand. Every day spent hand weeding can lead to delays in planting and rob farmers of potential yield. Effective crop protection tools, like herbicides, can significantly improve the quality of life for all smallholder farmers, especially women in rural, developing countries.