Why does identification of species matter?
- Different control measures apply to sterile and great compared with soft, meadow and rye Brome in relation to post-harvest cultivations.
- Label claims for control of Bromes vary so knowing which species is present can help in herbicide decision-making, although there are also non-label claims for control.
- Great brome is generally considered a more challenging species to control than sterile brome, requiring more robust strategies.
- Meadow brome tends to be better controlled by mesosulfuron + iodosulfuron than rye brome.
A separate four-page detailed identification guide has been produced recently: