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Agriculture is a continually moving space and automation has the potential to change the way we farm. Someone who knows a lot about this topic is agriculture engineer and Kondinin Group’s R&D Manager Ben White. Ben will join WeedSmart’s Western Extension Agronomist Pete Newman on Thursday, July 4th to give a snapshot of the role automation will play in Australian agriculture, with a specific look at weed control. Ben will provide examples of available technologies and outline the horizon for automation in agriculture.
WeedSmart Week is designed to engage growers and advisors on WeedSmart's Big 6 messages.
This year, we're holding two events. One will be in Emerald on the 13th, 14th and 15th of August 2019. The second will be in Horsham on the 27th, 28th and 29th of August and is being co-organised by Birchip Cropping Group.
Come along to WeedSmart Week to learn everything you need to know about weed management. You'll be hearing first-hand from growers and agronomists about integrated weed management practices to minimise the impact of herbicide resistance. WeedSmart Week promises to be one of the premier ag events of 2019. Get your tickets today!
Emerald WeedSmart Week is less than a month away, so Northern Extension Agronomist, Paul McIntosh, guest co-hosts with Jessica Strauss to highlight some of the excellent speakers who will be presenting over the 3-day event.
In this podcast, we hear from InFarm Managing Director Jerome Leray who will be presenting at WeedSmart Week.
InFarm is an Agricultural Intelligence company based in Goondiwindi. The company has been recognised by Microsoft for becoming the first commercial company to receive the AI for Earth grant in Australia.
The company has developed a drone to tractor fallow weed solution. It can save farmers up to 95% on herbicide and integrates with standard variable rate sprayers. It provides a solution to fallow weed spot spraying using the equipment farmers already have.
We also speak with local CQ farmers, Kurt Mayne and Scott Becker about their farming systems and how WeedSmart’s Big 6 principles have shaped some of the practical changes they’ve made, including some big purchases, like the WEEDit.
Chaff lining has been a dominant talking point in farming communities as an easy to adopt, low-cost HWSC tool. It has also experienced relatively rapid adoption across the country. Check out our latest video to learn more.