Weed control is considered an important aspect of crop management in tea tree. Weeds are considered a major limitation to tea tree production, and major cause of poor crop establishment or crop failure. Most significant competition from weeds occurs during the first two months after planting within tea tree crops. Yield losses of up to 97% can occur where high weed densities are present during this period following crop establishment.
Australian tea tree oil industry participants can access the full report by contacting Gae Plunkett, AgriFutures Tea Tree Oil Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.