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Title: USING BACTERIA TO CONTROL ANNUAL CROPPING WEEDS

Author
item PELTZER, SALLY
item Kremer, Robert

Submitted to: Australian Weed Science Society Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/16/2004
Publication Date: 9/30/2004
Citation: Peltzer, S.C., Kremer, R.J. 2004. Using bacteria to control annual cropping weeds. In: Sindel, B.M., Johnson, S.B., editors. Proceedings of the Australian Weed Science Society, September 6-19, 2004, Wagga Wagga, Australia. p. 385-387.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Deleterious rhizobacteria (DRB), previously isolated from U.S. soils and shown to suppress growth of various weeds that infest U.S. cropping systems, were tested against several important weeds and crop plants from Western Australia. Some DRB strains from the U.S. successfully reduced growth of weed species of Western Australian cropping systems. However, these DRB also reduced the growth of Australian canola varieties. Based on our results, we recommend that DRB strains examined in this study should not be used in Western Australia for weed management and that DRB should be isolated for weeds and conditions characteristic of Western Australia.