SwarmFarm Robotics and resistance testing
What will the future of agriculture look like? One of the founders of SwarmFarm Robotics joins us on the podcast to discuss the robots they’re releasing into the agricultural community and what applications they currently have and may have in the future. We also chat about the Quick Test for testing herbicide resistant weeds and […]
Wagga WeedSmart Week; chaff lining + carts + cotton update
In this choc-a-block podcast, hosts Jessica Strauss and Peter Newman investigate chaff lining and chaff carts, get an overview of WeedSmart Week and a seasonal overview of cotton. Mick McClellend farms in the Mallee in Victoria and has been using chaff lining in his farming system for the last three years. He gives an overview […]
Dry season special
Photo credit: North Tammin June 2017, by @ZimStead Hosts Jessica Strauss and Peter Newman provide a national seasonal update in this podcast. With dry conditions affecting many parts of Australia, we check in with agronomists Richard May from the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, Andrew Somervaille from the Northern Region and Pete gives some insights […]
Mic Fels talks weed management and Richard Daniel gives a seasonal update
In this week’s podcast, we hear from Esperance farmer Mic Fels who discusses the cost-effective weed management practices he is using on both his Esperance farm and Three Springs property. We also hear from Northern Grower Alliance CEO Richard Daniel. He talks about the issues with glyphosate resistance in the northern region and how […]
Post-emergent spraying and Global Herbicide Resistance Challenge Conference udpate!
Post-emergent spraying and the Global Herbicide Resistance Challenge conference feature in this week’s podcast! Most of the AHRI and WeedSmart team were over in Denver, Colorado for the GHRC conference, including Ray Harrington and Mike Ashworth, pictured above in the snow. Nearly everyone is back in Australia now, including Peter Newman, who is back hosting […]
Disc seeder and stripper front systems
One system which some might consider a bit more obscure is that of a disc seeder and stripper front combination. While it’s not a new concept, it’s not used as much in Australia, as it is in other parts of the world. That could potentially change though, with those who are using it finding they’re […]
Why consider spray contracting?
Sometimes outsourcing some of the big jobs on the farm, like using spray contracting for weed control, can be of real benefit. Whether it’s because you don’t have your own spray rig, or you simply want to rake back some hours to do other things, using a spray contractor to deal with weeds is worth […]
Herbicides and stubble – some wash off, some don’t
If Yaseen Khalil’s recent research is anything to go by, trifluralin would make a wonderful dye and it’s just about as hard to wash off stubble as it is clothes. Yaseen is completing his PhD at UWA under Ken Flower and has done some fantastic research to help understand which herbicides wash off wheat stubble […]
Sleepy seeds (aka seed dormancy) & herbicide application
Sleep. It’s something essential to human survival and most people would say they love a good nap! Turns out weed seeds tend to like to take a rest too, but they prefer the depths of the soil, rather than a comfy bed/couch/passenger car seat (you get the picture – sleep is👌🏼). Anyhoo, while the seeds […]
Grow a crop worth frosting
Correct early crop sowing strategies can be unravelled by a frost event later in the season. In this podcast, we get a previewed the topics which were covered in our March 22 webinar. Early sowing is a proven strategy that can be used to minimise the weed burden and maximise crop yield – the question […]
Spray drift & crop competition
Join your hosts Jessica Strauss and Peter Newman in the first podcast for March! Spraying weeds and choosing seeds are the hot topics this podcast. We chat with Nufarm Australia Spray Application Specialist Bill Gordon, who gives some great tips and insights on correct set-up. Rohan Brill also joins us for insight on choosing canola […]
Pre-emergent herbicides and ensuring summer weeds are kept at bay
Dr Chris Preston chats to us about correct pre-emergent herbicide use and Colin McMaster discusses how treating Summer weeds while they’re small has benefits for your back pocket, by ensuring nitrogen and soil moisture is kept available for your crops!