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We’re so excited to be back for 2019! This is our first podcast for the year and we look at how both the Seed Terminator and iHSD fared over harvest. Seed Terminator research and development director Dr Nick Berry gives insights into how the Seed Terminator went and talks about new models which are now available. McIntosh and Son Katanning branch manager Devon Gilmour tells us about how the iHSD went and talks about the now commercially available vertical mechanical iHSD. We also hear from DPIRD’s Research Officer Catherine Borger about the benefits of lime application on crop-weed competition. Your hosts are Jessica Strauss and Peter Newman.
The success of pulse production, primarily lentil and field pea, in western Canada has led to some agronomic challenges. The most immediate being a proliferation of root rot diseases and the evolution of herbicide-resistant weeds.
Eric Johnson, Research Officer, Weed Control Program, University of Saskatchewan talks with Paul McIntosh, AHRI's northern extension agronomist about the similarities with Australian pulse production and the lessons learnt in Canada.
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.
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.
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!
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.