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Type: Theses
Title: The biology and ecology of rampion mignonette Reseda phyteuma L.
Author: St John-Sweeting., Robin S.
Issue Date: 1998
School/Discipline: Dept. of Agronomy and Farming Systems
Abstract: Rampion mignonette is an annual to short-lived perennial agricultural weed from the Mediterranean region, first found in vineyards at Clare, South Australia, in 1986. The biology and ecology of rampion mignonette was studied to provide a basis for its integrated control and management. The study includes a literature review, maps of world and Australian distribution and drawings showing plant habit and details. A field survey found that rampion mignonette showed little migration and that containment and population reduction could be achieved by careful management including both chemical and cultural techniques. Common herbicides were also found to be effective in controlling the weed. An experiment established that it is unlikely to become a major weed of broadacre crops and pastures in the South Australian dryland farming system. It does however have the potential to compete with grapevines and reduce grape yields.
Dissertation Note: Thesis (M.App.Sc.)--University of Adelaide, Dept. of Agronomy and Farming Systems, 1998
Keywords: Grapes -- Australia -- Weed control; Reseda phyteuma; Weeds -- Australia
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