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BONUS Regional Update Podcast
If you’re subscribed to the podcast, you might’ve noticed there’s an extra bonus episode popping up at the moment.
We’re doing a new podcast in these crazy times as in-person events aren’t able to go ahead for the time being due to COVID-19.
Each Monday we’ll have an expert from a different cropping region to provide a regional weeds-focused update.
Check out our Regional Update Podcast here.
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.
Getting mixing right to avoid glugs & efficacy issues
Today’s podcast focuses on getting tank mixes right to avoid glugs and ensure they’re as effective as they can be. Bayer Market Development Agronomy and Field Leader of Integrated Weed Management Australia, Craig White (who also has his own podcast here), talks to us about how to get mixing orders right to avoid glugs in […]
Taking a closer look at Overwatch + post-em spraying tips
This week, we get the rundown on FMC's new herbicide, Overwatch, as well as some timely post-emergement spraying tips.
Companion and intercropping piquing interest of Aussie farmers
Today on the podcast we’re doing a special on intercropping and companion cropping. Before we get into it, here’s what both intercrops and companion crops are: Intercrop: where two or more species are sown and harvested together with the objective to harvest the grain of both species. Companion crop: Where two or more species are […]
Knockdown update & crop comp course is live!
We're very excited to announce on the podcast that our new Crop Competition 101 course is now live! On the podcast, we chat with Dr Michael Widderick and Dr Gurjeet Gill about their contributions to the course. You can register for this free online course here. There's also a short intro video at the bottom of this page to give you a quick overview too. In the podcast, we also hear from agronomist Andrew Johnson from Dalby Rural supplies to get an update on knockdowns.
Weed seed impact mill technology – where it’s at
In this podcast, Jessica Strauss is joined by guest co-host, agricultural engineer and Manager of Research and Development for the Kondinin Group, Ben White. Ben gives a comprehensive overview of where mill technology is at. We have interviews from farmers who are running different weed seed impact mills, including an update from Roger Newman, mentioned above; Dave Trewick from Elmore, Victoria, who has an HSD and Seed Terminator; Lyndon Bird from Goomalling, WA, who has a Redekop SCU; and Tom Lewis from Tecfarm who talks about the most recently released mill, the WeedHOG.
Research is showing that mixing herbicides is the way to go
Join your co-hosts Jessica Strauss and Peter Newman to find out about why mixing and rotating herbicides is the way to go. Today we’re chatting with AHRI researcher Roberto Busi about his latest research into resistance in wild radish and annual ryegrass and why it’s so important to mix and rotate herbicides in your farming system.
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.