Welcome to the WeedSmart Podcast Portal!
You can subscribe to our podcasts on the app of your choice by searching ‘WeedSmart Podcast’. Click on the links to subscribe on iTunes and SoundCloud. You can follow and get in touch with Jessica on Twitter here and Pete here.
We have two podcasts that you can listen to. Our “WeedSmart Podcast” comes out each fortnight on Wednesdays and is a longer-form podcast with around two interviews. We also have the “Regional Update” which is short-form and comes out on the alternate week each fortnight on a Monday. This podcast features one person from a different region each time who gives an update on their area and some of the challenges/wins they’re experiencing. You can catch up on all of our podcasts below.
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.
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 […]