Shocking new weed treatment created

ROOTWAVE, a United Kingdom agricultural technology start up company, has created a method of using electricity to kill weeds.

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Ryegrass could be targeted using a new method of killing weeds. Picture courtesy WA Department of Agriculture.

Providing an alternative to chemical treatments, the technology kills weeds by boiling them inside out, from the root upwards.

RootWave has recently received $2.5million in funding for the new weed killing system and the company says it offers a sustainable and scalable alternative to herbicides.

The International Survey of Herbicide Resistant Weeds, a global collaboration between weed scientists, has collected data that shows there's a growing number of weeds that are resistant to herbicides and the problem is only getting more challenging.

A good example is ryegrass in Australia. In many crop growing areas, especially in Western Australia, rye grass resistance to herbicides is on the rise.

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