Journal article

Microwave Weed and Soil Treatment in Agricultural Systems

Graham Brodie, Mohammed Khan, Dorin Gupta, Sally Foletta

Global Journal of Agricultural Innovation, Research & Development | Avanti Publishers | Published : 2018

Abstract

Weeds are the major hindrance in crop production, costing approximately AU$4 billion annually in Australian gain production systems, in 2006. Herbicide resistance is also becoming a global issue; therefore, there is a growing need for alternative weed control methods. Several thermal and non-thermal methods are possible. The thermal method of microwave weed management has been explored for some time. This paper provides a brief summary of the research associated with this technique.