This study evaluates the interaction among developing herbicide resistance, seed size and seed dormancy of ripgut brome, wild oat and hare barley collected from within intensively-managed fields (in-crop) in comparison with populations in surrounding ruderal (non-crop disturbed) areas with no history of exposure to herbicides within the Western Australian grainbelt.
Bromus rigidus is a common weed species that has increased in cropping fields owing to limited control options. During a random field survey inWestern Australia, sixB. rigiduspopulations that had survived in-crop weed control programmes were collected. The study aimed to determine the resistance profile of these six populations.