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THE BIG 6

win against crop weeds

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!

Podcast: Surprising chaff lining results and the future of mill technology

In this week’s episode, Jessica Strauss and Peter Newman catch up in person to talk about the highlights of the GRDC Crop Updates which have been taking place across the country.

Peter talks about what he presented at updates, including research done by Dr Michael Walsh from the University of Sydney on the efficacy of chaff lining. We also talk about research on weed seed mills and new machinery on the horizon. Pete also talks about his presentation on strip and disc systems and how they might fit into farming systems in WA.

We also discuss the Weed Chipper, developed by Dr Andrew Guzzomi and Dr Carlo Peressini from UWA and researchers from the University of Sydney. The Weed Chipper now has a commercial partner in Precision Agronomics Australia.

This project had received funding from the Grains Research and Development Corporation and was created in response to the growing concerns about herbicide resistance and the associated difficulties with fallow weed control.

Director of McFadyen Ag Consulting and Northern Panel Chair Andrew McFadyen about the effects of the Summer rain the Northern region has received.

WeedSmart Week 2020 to be in South Australia!

WeedSmart Week is designed to engage growers and advisors on WeedSmart's Big 6 messages. Our objective for this event is for you to learn everything you need to know about weed management. You hear first-hand from growers and agronomists about integrated weed management practices to minimise the impact of herbicide resistance.

This year we ran two events. The first was in Emerald and the second in Horsham. You can click on each event page to look through the photo gallery, watch the presentations and listen to the podcast from the event. We also have a page for our 2020 event which will be held in South Australia. If you'd like to be involved or want to register your interest, you can!

Webinar: Weed biology insights to improve management of Feathertop Rhodes grass and Barnyard grass

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our last webinar of 2019. You can click through below to catch up.

Webinar description:

We can only hope we're close to the end of a long dry spell and we'll soon see a break! And when we do, significant rain will see a massive flush of weeds. What will particularly be problematic is grass weeds – Feathertop Rhodes grass, Barnyard grass, Sweet summer grass and Urochloa (liverseed grass).

Our last webinar for 2019 features Bhagirath Chauhan (pictured above), QAAFI weeds researcher, and Paul McIntosh, AHRI’s northern extension agronomist. They investigate the best strategies to ensure summer crops and the 2020 winter crop are given the resources to achieve higher yields.  Controlling summer grass weeds requires a strategy with interventions at various stages of the growing season.

Bhagirath explains the biology of the most problematic grass weeds and how to employ strategies that provide your summer crop and subsequent winter crop with ideal conditions for growth.

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.

Podcast: Weather forecast accuracy and crop competition trial results

This week on the podcast, we look into how to utilise weather forecasts with Dale Grey and get the latest information on crop competition trials conducted by YP AG from Agronomist Chris Davey.

Diversity Era

Pre-Emergent Herbicides 101 with Chris Preston, Mark Congreve & Peter Newman