Microwave Weed and Soil Treatment in Agricultural Systems

Authors

  • Graham Brodie, Muhammed Jamal Khan, Dorin Gupta and Sally Foletta

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15377/2409-9813.2018.05.1

Keywords:

Weed, soil, microwave, herbicide resistance, crop production.

Abstract

 Weeds are the major hindrance in crop production, costing approximately AU$4 billion annually in Australian gain production systems, in 2006. Herbicide resistance is also becoming a global issue; therefore, there is a growing need for alternative weed control methods. Several thermal and non-thermal methods are possible. The thermal method of microwave weed management has been explored for some time. This paper provides a brief summary of the research associated with this technique.

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2018-05-09

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Graham Brodie, Muhammed Jamal Khan, Dorin Gupta and Sally Foletta. Microwave Weed and Soil Treatment in Agricultural Systems. Glob. J. Agric. Innov. Res. Dev [Internet]. 2018May9 [cited 2021Jun.17];5:1-14. Available from: https://www.avantipublishers.com/jms/index.php/gjaird/article/view/713

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