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Brome - Identification

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:

  A concise guide to the identification of five weedy species

  UK Arable grassweed survey (bromes) 


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