‘Getting started with harvest weed seed control’ with farmer and researcher, Grain Orana Alliance, Maurie Street
In Western Australia farmers have been forced into harvest weed seed control tactics and have overcome most of the practical barriers to adoption. In the eastern states pressure is mounting as herbicide resistance is becoming more widespread.
Dubbo farmer, and researcher with the Grain Orana Alliance, Maurie Street, reckons that on farms where herbicides are still effective, harvest weed seed control tactics could delay the further development and spread of herbicide resistant weeds on their properties. Unfortunately, on many farms harvest weed seed control is now essential as high levels of resistance are already widespread.