Weeds, Chenopodium pumilio, Raphanus raphanistrum, Allelopathy, Toxicity, Crop damage, Wheat, Lupins, Canola, Western Australia
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Weeds can interfere with the growth of a crop simply by competing with the crop for nutrients, moisture and light. But some weeds also release chemicals that inhibit the germination and growth of crop plants; the technical term for this is allelopathy. Aik Cheam outlines the problems caused by two common weeds and the discusses preventative measures.
Cheam, Aik Hock
"Weeds can poison crops,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 37:
4, Article 8.
Available at: https://library.dpird.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol37/iss4/8