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 tanks and to get the best tank-mix possible. We also hear about a new formulation of Sakura called Sakura Flow.
Nufarm Territory Manager for the Downs, Maranoa and South West Queensland, Malcolm Salisbury joins us on the podcast to provide an overview of some of the considerations that need to be made when mixing herbicides for the Northern Region. He also has some general tips on mixing too!
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We also talked about the new GRDC Common Weeds of Grain Cropping: The Ute Guide, which is available as a hard copy or digital manual, for the most key weeds impacting Australian farming systems. This national version replaces the former regional and seasonal weed ute guides. The new ute guide was a larger format and included descriptions and images of weed species through a range of growth stages. You can order your manual copy by ringing 1800 11 00 44 or emailing GroundCover
We also talked about the webinar series we’ve been running. We are putting more webinars on at the moment to make up of the cancellations of in-person events.
Our next webinar in this series is with Catherine Borger, looking at the biology of our most problematic weeds on Friday, May 29th. You can register here.
You can also check out our latest webinar recording – WeedSmart in HRZ – practical options for dealing with ryegrass here.
Handy links for getting mixing right
GRDC National Variety Trials – Another point we couldn’t fit into the podcast Mal wanted to share was on crop herbicide tolerance. From the NVT guide it states: “Within many broadacre crop species, cultivars have been found to vary in sensitivity to commonly used herbicides and tank mixes, thereby resulting in potential grain yield loss, and hence reduced farm profit. With funding from GRDC and State Government Agencies across Australia, a series of cultivar by herbicide tolerance trials are conducted annually. The trials aim to provide grain growers and advisers with information on cultivar sensitivity to commonly used in-crop herbicides and tank mixes for a range of crop species.”