The options available to control galenia (Galenia pubescens (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Druce) in Australia are restricted to two herbicide treatments and physical removal. This may limit the success of control options in limited situations. Furthermore, regular control with few herbicides may result in herbicide resistant populations. A total of six experiments were conducted to investigate the potential herbicide treatments for galenia control. Many new herbicide treatments were considered worthy of obtaining label registrations or off-label permits via the Australian regulator, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA). These treatments should allow effective control, with less off-target impacts and under more situations than currently registered. At least five different mode-of-action herbicides were effective on galenia enabling herbicide group rotation, a strategy that will delay the onset of herbicide resistance.
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Cook, T. (2013). Recent advances in galenia control. Plant Protection Quarterly 28(3), 92-6.