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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.
Green on green technology set to be within reach
Technology in general, including in the ag space, is moving forward at an accelerated rate. While green on brown technology is now being adopted and good results are being seen in the field, green on green technology is on the cusp of being a commercial reality. And while there might be fears it'll be cost-prohibitive, Autoweed Systems Engineer who is a guest on the podcast this week, says that the technology will be comparable and in some cases cheaper than the green on brown tech available today. The University of Sydney's weed researchers Dr Michael Walsh and Guy Coleman recently ran a workshop with delegates from all over the world looking at how to make machine learning more accessible for green on green technology by making open source libraries of broadacre weeds and crops available to anyone who might want to access them, including companies working on making this tech a reality. WeedSmart's Southern Extension Agronomist Greg Condon provides us with an overview of how the workshop ran and what he presented in on in terms of how this tech might fit into different farming systems.
Summer cropping tips for the Northern region and highlights from Agritechnica
We're back for our first podcast of 2020 and the decade! Join your hosts, Jessica Strauss and Peter Newman, as they talk about Summer Cropping and highlights from the massive agricultural tradeshow, Agritechnica.
New WEEDit Quadro and US research group’s Australian farm tour
This is our last podcast for 2019! It's been such a great year, covering a broad range of topics related to integrated weed management. In this episode, hosts, Jessica Strauss and Peter Newman give an overview of what were the most popular podcasts and articles WeedSmart produced in 2019. In following up from our last podcast where we got an overview of the new WeedSeeker, in this podcast we catch up with Dalby Rural Supplies Precision Ag Specialist Jeremy Jones about the new WEEDit Quadro. We also catch up with Steven Mirsky. He's a Research Ecologist with the US Department of Agriculture and is a member of the US group, GROW (Getting Rid of Weeds). The group recently did a national farm tour in Australia, learning about our farming systems and how we control weeds.
WeedSeeker 2 overview and weed control findings from CSIRO
On the podcast this week, we find out about the new bells and whistles of the WeedSeeker 2 and we also get an insight into the weed control findings of a CSIRO-led farming systems project in the Northern region. McIntosh Distributions Sales Representative Scott Jameson provides a great overview of the just-released WeedSeeker 2. It’s […]
Stripper front and chaff deck system explainer and grain storage tips
On the podcast today, you’re joined by co-hosts Jessica Strauss and Peter Newman to find out some practical tips on grain storage and delve into the details of a stripper front and chaff deck system. Grower Jamie Phillis (pictured above) from Ungarra, in the Lower Eyre Peninsula, South Australia joins us on the podcast to […]
Setting up your harvester for HWSC and practical resistance testing tips
As you’re probably already aware, here at WeedSmart we’re big advocates of harvest weed seed control. However, getting this right starts with good harvester set-up. In this podcast, we catch up with one of our WeedSmart advocate farmers, Warwick Holding, about setting up your harvester correctly, with a focus on chaff decks. We also chat […]
New herbicide resistance test and getting crop topping right
It’s that time of year where crop topping is on the agenda. In this podcast, we catch up with WeedSmart Southern Extension Agronomist, Greg Condon about crop topping pulses and also canola and the value you can get out of it. We’ll also be talking about double knocking spray fallow and late-season weed identification. We’ll also speak with AHRI researcher Roberto Busi. He’s found cross-resistance between a few of our key pre-emergent herbicides. Roberto gives us an overview of the work he’s been doing in this space. We also find out more about the new herbicide resistance testing service being offered through UWA is coordinating.
Redekop weed seed impact mill and hay market overview
In the podcast this week we chat with Redekop’s Trevor Thiessen about their weed seed impact mill, the Seed Control Unit, or SCU. Redekop Manufacturing is based in Canada and sells a range of crop residue management tools. We also hear from Tim Ford from Feed Central. This Queensland-based company provides a buying and selling platform for hay. Tim explains how the hay market has evolved over time and some of the challenges faced today.
New chemistry derived from the Aussie bottlebrush; BASF new actives and Tecfarm mills
The theme of the podcast this week is new tools! We talk about new weed seed impact mills out of Tecfarm and also look at some new chemistry on the horizon for agriculture.
‘Mind-boggling’ array of machinery on display at Horsham WeedSmart Week
This week we have an array of interviews from the ground at Horsham WeedSmart Week. Join your hosts, Jessica Strauss and Peter Newman, as they take you to the event via the podcast.
Robotics, 70 ft blade plough and weed chipper on display at Emerald WeedSmart Week
Join your co-hosts Jessica Strauss and Peter Newman to recap Emerald WeedSmart Week, which took place in Central Queensland on August 13-15. Jessica was on the ground at the event and spoke to attendees and presenters about their farming systems, what they saw and what they were inspired by and would potentially adapt to their farming system.