WeedSmart Week in Wagga Wagga: Part 2
In Part 2 of our WeedSmart Week coverage, hear from Day 2 of the Farm Visits, featuring Stephen Hatty (@stephen_hatty); Ben Cruikshank (@ganmain) and Dan Fox (@dfox05). We also hear from attendees on the day including Di Holding. A variety of farming systems are explained, with tactics like the use of stripper fronts; chaff lining; […]
WeedSmart Week in Wagga Wagga (Part 1)
WeedSmart Week in Wagga Wagga was a cracker of an event. We're so thankful to all the contributors, including the stakeholders, the AHRI and WeedSmart teams, the presenters and farmers, and also all those who attended. Take a listen to the podcast to hear an overview of the event and hear snapshots from the farm visits.
WeedSmart Week Preview
Today is the last day to register for WeedSmart Week in Wagga Wagga, which kicks off next Monday, August 21! In this podcast, Jessica Strauss and Peter Newman give a preview of some of the presentations and farm visits which will be occurring over the three-day event.
Spraying out a failed crop
It’s been a tough season in many parts of the country for farmers. In particular, the northern wheatbelt in Western Australia hasn’t received decent rain, leading to some farmers considering whether it’s worth keeping the crop or if they should spray it out. In this podcast, hosted by Jessica Strauss and Peter Newman, you’ll hear […]
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 […]