Controlling annual ryegrass in fencelines to reduce glyphosate resistance development

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Trial details

Researcher(s) Abul Hashem (DAFWA)
Sally Peltzer (DAFWA)
Year(s) 2014
Contributor Liebe Group
Trial location(s) east Buntine, WA
Controlling annual ryegrass in fencelines to reduce glyphosate resistance development locations

To explore herbicide and application timing alternatives to control annual ryegrass and other weeds on fencelines and prevent the onset of resistance. wns Research Station, Gibson (SEPWA).

Key messages
  • A two spray or double knock strategy (including cultivation or another non-herbicide treatment) is often required for complete control in fencelines with the first application early in the season followed by another one later in the season (after the seeding and post-harvest operations are over).
  • Tank mixes of residual herbicides plus a knockdown give the best control for the first application.
  • A single application of a mixture of Uragan® (bromacil) and paraquat early in the season gives excellent weed control on fencelines.
  • The addition of Alliance® (mixture of amitrole and paraquat) as the knockdown gives good broadleaf control.
  • Glyphosate can still be used but intensive monitoring and complete seed set control is required to prevent resistance from developing.


Lead research organisation Department of Agriculture and Food WA
Host research organisation N/A
Trial funding source GRDC
Related program N/A

We would like to thank Dave Nicholson, Paul Bartlett and Shari Dougall from DAFWA for their technical support, the Esperance Advisor Group (Phil Smyth, Eric Nankivell, Quenten Knight, Theo Oorschott, John Richardson, Peter Roberts, Holly Swarbrick, Chris Reichstein, Greg Curnow) and the Northern Advisor Group (David Cameron, Geoff Fosbery, Peter Bostock, Helen Lethlean, Chris Wilkins, John Even, Richard Quinlan, Bevan Addison, Rick Horbury, Paul Chatsfield, Bill Campbell, Melissa Welsh, Clare Johnston) for all their input into this trial. Also to the Fitzsimons family for hosting the trial and GRDC for their funding.

For further information, contact Sally Peltzer, DAFWA
(08) 9892 8504

Other trial partners Australian Glyphosate Sustainability Working Group
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Crop type Ryegrass
Treatment type(s)
  • Crop: Protection
Trial type Experimental
Trial design Replicated

east Buntine 2014

Sow date Not specified
Harvest date Not specified
Plot size 10m x 5m
Plot replication 3
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Trial source data and summary not available
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Observed trial site soil information
Trial site soil testing
Not specified
Soil conditions
Trial site Soil texture
east Buntine, WA Not specified
Derived trial site soil information
Australian Soil Classification Source: ASRIS
Trial site Soil order
east Buntine, WA Sodosol
Soil Moisture Source: BOM/ANU
Average amount of water stored in the soil profile during the year, estimated by the OzWALD model-data fusion system.
Year east Buntine WA
2014 224.6mm
2013 261.5mm
2012 260.7mm
2011 255.6mm
2010 215.0mm
2009 231.0mm
2008 264.8mm
2007 200.7mm
2006 237.9mm
2005 224.2mm
2004 227.9mm
2003 247.7mm
2002 205.1mm
2001 214.0mm
2000 279.2mm
National soil grid Source: CSIRO/TERN
NOTE: National Soil Grid data is aggregated information for background information on the wider area
Actual soil values can vary significantly in a small area and the trial soil tests are the most relevant data where available

Soil properties



Derived climate information

No observed climate data available for this trial.
Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.

east Buntine WA

NOTE: Exact trial site locality unknown - Climate data may not be accurate

Some data on this site is sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology

SILO weather estimates sourced from
Jeffrey, S.J., Carter, J.O., Moodie, K.B. and Beswick, A.R. (2001). Using spatial interpolation to construct a comprehensive archive of Australian climate data , Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol 16/4, pp 309-330. DOI: 10.1016/S1364-8152(01)00008-1.

Trial report and links

2014 trial report

Trial last modified: 11-12-2019 09:38am AEST