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THE BIG 6

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THE BIG 6

  1. Rotate crops and pastures
  2. Double knock – to preserve glyphosate
  3. Mix and rotate herbicides
  4. Stop weed seed set
  5. Crop competition
  6. Harvest weed seed control – the holy grail
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CASE STUDIES

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CASE STUDIES

Discover the wealth of resource that we offer to make your life easier and to reduce weed.

FEATURE ARTICLES

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FEATURE ARTICLES

Ask an expert from WeedSmart via hosted Q&A's or find more useful info on our bulletin board.

PODCAST

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PODCAST

You can subscribe to our podcast on iTunes and SoundCloud too!

Sign-up for our webinar on spray drift!

Have you got questions around why 2,4-D label instructions have a re-focused strategy on daytime spraying?
Join us to hear from Mary O'Brien, a consultant with extensive experience in managing spray drift and Paul McIntosh, AHRI's northern extension agronomist, as they discuss the strategies to minimise spray drift and why it matters.

When it comes to minimising spray drift, you need to:

1. Be aware of the signals
2. Understand the characteristics and volatility of the herbicide
3. Assess your spray nozzles

Sign-up today and join us for the last WeedSmart Webinar of the year!

Chaff lining has really taken off

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.

Using your harvester to destroy weed seeds

Collecting and destroying weed seeds as part of the harvest operation is recognised as the most efficient and effective way to implement harvest weed seed control (HWSC) within an integrated weed management system.

Acknowledged as the ‘holy grail’ of the WeedSmart Big 6 tactics to manage herbicide resistance, HWSC was implemented on over 40 per cent of Australian grain farms in 2014 and adoption is expected to increase to 80 per cent by 2020.

WeedSmart Podcast: Crop selection and rotation tips and post-harvest spraying

On the last podcast for 2018, we spoke with Dr Haydn Kuchel, who is Chief Executive Officer & Head of Breeding at AGT Breeding. AGT Breeding develops new field crop varieties. We find out more about crop competition trials that were done by AGT and how they influenced their breeding programs. We also learn about crop varieties coming online in the future. Finally, we checked in with AHRI and WeedSmart extension agronomist, Greg Condon. Greg provides information on crop sequencing and rotation and what considerations should be made around this for next year, as well as providing some tips on post-harvest spraying.

WeedSmart Week 2018

Our theme for 2018 was “Diversify and Conquer – manage weeds using the BIG 6”.Growers and agronomists delivered key messages on using diversity to control weeds at the forum day at Locharba Station, Narrabri. Farm visits followed on the next day, where attendees had the opportunity to talk directly to growers and farm managers about their farming systems. Thank you to everyone who made the event a great success!.

New Diversity Era Course - Harvest Weed Seed Control 101

This is our second online course, this time covering the science of harvest weed control; the nutrient implications; and the costs of all the different tools.

We'll run through all of the six different harvest weed control tools too, talking about the pros and cons and about where they fit in the farming system!

If you're a grower or an agronomist and you'd like to find out more about these tools, take a look at this course.

Harvest Weed Seed Control 101

WEEDSMART iOS APP

Answer five questions relating to the farming system on a specific paddock at any given property.

Our app will rate your chances of herbicide resistance assessing how effectively you are managing your weed seed bank.

Diversity Era

Herbicide Resistance 101 with Stephen Powles