Welcome to the WeedSmart Podcast Portal!
You can subscribe to our podcasts on the app of your choice by searching ‘WeedSmart Podcast’. Click on the links to subscribe on iTunes and SoundCloud. You can follow and get in touch with Jessica on Twitter here and Pete here.
We have two podcasts that you can listen to. Our “WeedSmart Podcast” comes out each fortnight on Wednesdays and is a longer-form podcast with around two interviews. We also have the “Regional Update” which is short-form and comes out on the alternate week each fortnight on a Monday. This podcast features one person from a different region each time who gives an update on their area and some of the challenges/wins they’re experiencing. You can catch up on all of our podcasts below.
REGIONAL UPDATE – Southern Extension Agronomist, Greg Condon, Junee
Today on the Regional Update, we catch up with our WeedSmart Southern Extension Agronomist, Greg Condon, who is based in Junee, NSW. We focus on late-season weed assessments and what growers and advisers need to plan for the rest of the season.
SA farmers share how the Big 6 fits in their farming systems & why any amount of HWSC matters
Today on the podcast we hear from two South Australian farmers, Russell Zwar and Tom Gardner, who were part of our recent Clare WeedSmart Week event. They tell us all about how they apply the Big 6 in their farming systems. We also hear about some new research into bromegrass. The latest research supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation shows that any amount of harvest weed seed control is better than none.
REGIONAL UPDATE with Rob Long, Moree, NSW
On this episode of the Regional Update, we’re catching up with Delta Ag Agronomist, Rob Long. Rob is based in Moree in Northern NSW. Rob provides an overview of the regional conditions and what to look out for this time of year, with a focus on weeds. He says collecting weeds for resistance testing is really critical.
Herbicide tolerant pulses provide promise for future
Today on the podcast we talk about potential new herbicide tolerant pulse varieties and we also get a summary of how WeedSmart Week in Clare went.
REGIONAL UPDATE with Dylan Hirsch, Latham, WA
Today we’re catching up with WA farmer, Dylan Hirsch, for the regional update. Dylan is a self-professed farming and science geek and he was a 2018 Nuffield Scholar recipient. Dylan farms in Latham, which is in the mid-west of WA. You can follow him on Twitter here.
What the lifting of SA’s GM moratorium means for growers
After a short break, we're back! Today we’re catching up with Business Development Manager West at Bayer, Hugh Trenorden (pictured above) about the lifting of the GM moratorium in South Australia and what that means for growers. WeedSmart Week in Clare is also next week! We catch up with one of our forum presenters, Peter Boutsalis to get a preview!
Regional Update – Ben Wundersitz, Central Yorke Peninsula, SA
After a short break, the Regional Update is back! On this episode, we’re catching up with Ben Wundersitz who farms on the Yorke peninsula at Anna Binna. Ben gives us an overview of the seasonal conditions he’s been experiencing in his region as well as a teaser as to what he’ll be sharing in his […]
WeedSmart Week Preview for Clare, SA!
Today on the podcast we have a special preview of WeedSmart Week in Clare. As you might have already seen, WeedSmart Week is going ahead and tickets are now on sale! In this podcast, we’re going to be hearing from YP AG Agronomist, Chris Davey who has helped put the event together and will also be presenting on our Forum Day. We’ll also be hearing from grower Jarrod Tilley. Jarrod will be hosting a farm visit at his property for WeedSmart Week Clare. Finally, we hear from one of last year’s attendees and farm visit hosts, Sam Eagle.
Digging into the details of problem weeds, focusing on Feathertop Rhodes grass & blue lupins
Today on the WeedSmart podcast we’re focusing on problem weeds across Australian cropping regions. We’ll be hearing about the weed blue lupins from WA grower Jamie Greaves. We’ll also be focusing on Feathertop Rhodes Grass and how this is proving to be an issue for growers in Northern New South Wales, with sporadic patches popping up. University of Adelaide Professor, Dr Chris Preston and Northern Grower Alliance CEO, Richard Daniel, join us to shed some light on this issue and how to get on top of this weed. Our Southern Extension Agronomist, Greg Condon, joins us as the podcast co-host today.
Epic focus paddock results & using S-Metolachlor effectively
Today on the podcast we’re going to be learning about how to use S-Metolachlor effectively and within the guidelines. Area Sales Manager from Syngenta Crop Protection for the Northern Commercial Unit, Tim Fraser joins us to tell us about this. We also will be hearing from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development grain […]
Spray application advice & precautions for 2,4-D use
Today on the podcast we get into the details on getting spray application right with expert, Bill Campbell (pictured above). We also get an insight into the MCPA LVE shortage and what considerations you need to make for alternative weed control solutions with Nufarm National Technical Lead, André Sabeeney. Bill is based in Geraldton and […]
What role Group G herbicides are playing in farming systems
Today on the podcast we’re focusing on the use of pre-emergent herbicides and knockdowns, with a special focus on group Gs. Associate Professor Dr Chris Preston from the University of Adelaide joins us to talk about how Group G herbicides fit into farming systems and what role they are playing as an increasingly popular tool to control weeds. We’ll also be catching up with Delta Ag Director and Farm Consultant, Tim Condon. Tim provides an overview of where the season is at, with a focus on the Southern region, including knockdowns and pre-emergent herbicides. We’ll also touch on controlling weeds along fencelines.