Electric weed control trials create a buzz

AUSTRALIAN-first trials of a device that uses electricity to kill weeds are yielding promising results, particularly for combating herbicide-resistant weeds.

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DPIRD officers Catherine Borger, Dave Nicholson and Miranda Slaven at a trial site in WA where a machine that uses electricity to kill weeds is being tested. Image courtesy DPIRD.

The trials are part of a project, now in its second year, which aims to assist farmers and community land managers develop sustainable, non-chemical weed control solutions.

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