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Brome - Damage

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Bromes are some of the most competitive grassweed species with similar competitive abilities to wild-oats and Italian Rye-grass.  

A population of five plants/m2 typically causes a yield loss of 5% in cereals, but much higher crop losses can occur in severe infestations, especially if crop lodging occurs.  High populations can slow harvesting and lead to contamination of grain and straw.  All Brome species are greatly encouraged by non-inversion tillage and early sowing.