Soil Management – Scentless Mayweed

25.09.2017

Control of Scentless Mayweed

The seeds of mayweed are non-dormant at shedding and germinate in the light. They can perceive light at depths of up to 4mm. The seeds are predated by ground beetles.

In wet conditions shed seed will become dormant and this is increased if seed is placed at depth (>5cm) by cultivations.

Germination occurs at temperatures above 5°C.

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