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.
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 […]
Setting up your harvester for HWSC and practical resistance testing tips
As you’re probably already aware, here at WeedSmart we’re big advocates of harvest weed seed control. However, getting this right starts with good harvester set-up. In this podcast, we catch up with one of our WeedSmart advocate farmers, Warwick Holding, about setting up your harvester correctly, with a focus on chaff decks. We also chat […]
New herbicide resistance test and getting crop topping right
It’s that time of year where crop topping is on the agenda. In this podcast, we catch up with WeedSmart Southern Extension Agronomist, Greg Condon about crop topping pulses and also canola and the value you can get out of it. We’ll also be talking about double knocking spray fallow and late-season weed identification. We’ll also speak with AHRI researcher Roberto Busi. He’s found cross-resistance between a few of our key pre-emergent herbicides. Roberto gives us an overview of the work he’s been doing in this space. We also find out more about the new herbicide resistance testing service being offered through UWA is coordinating.
Redekop weed seed impact mill and hay market overview
In the podcast this week we chat with Redekop’s Trevor Thiessen about their weed seed impact mill, the Seed Control Unit, or SCU. Redekop Manufacturing is based in Canada and sells a range of crop residue management tools. We also hear from Tim Ford from Feed Central. This Queensland-based company provides a buying and selling platform for hay. Tim explains how the hay market has evolved over time and some of the challenges faced today.
New chemistry derived from the Aussie bottlebrush; BASF new actives and Tecfarm mills
The theme of the podcast this week is new tools! We talk about new weed seed impact mills out of Tecfarm and also look at some new chemistry on the horizon for agriculture.
‘Mind-boggling’ array of machinery on display at Horsham WeedSmart Week
This week we have an array of interviews from the ground at Horsham WeedSmart Week. Join your hosts, Jessica Strauss and Peter Newman, as they take you to the event via the podcast.
Robotics, 70 ft blade plough and weed chipper on display at Emerald WeedSmart Week
Join your co-hosts Jessica Strauss and Peter Newman to recap Emerald WeedSmart Week, which took place in Central Queensland on August 13-15. Jessica was on the ground at the event and spoke to attendees and presenters about their farming systems, what they saw and what they were inspired by and would potentially adapt to their farming system.
Ray Harrington reckons farmers are calling the shots + paired row sowing with Jack Desbiolles
Australian farming treasure Ray Harrington joins us on the podcast to share his success with getting on top of weeds in his farming system. He reckons that instead of the weeds calling the shots, he's calling the shots!
Clever Crop Stalker provides unique option for shielded spraying
Join your co-hosts Jessica Strauss and Peter Newman to learn the latest in precision ag and find out more about Emerald, the location of our first WeedSmart Week event for 2019. In this podcast, we chat with Southern Precision Director Grant Yates about shielded spraying and other innovative technology which helps with farming system efficiencies. Grant started the company as he found that the latest equipment and tools that could reduce input costs and improve efficiencies were not readily available to farmers. We also catch up with Graham Spackman about the Northern Region and some of the issues faced there. Graham is a Northern GRDC panel member and is a Director of Spackman Iker Ag Consulting.
Drone to tractor fallow weed solution saving up to 95% on herbicide costs
In this podcast, we hear from InFarm Managing Director Jerome Leray who will be presenting at WeedSmart Week. InFarm is an Agricultural Intelligence company based in Goondiwindi. The company has been recognised by Microsoft for becoming the first commercial company to receive the AI for Earth grant in Australia. The company has developed a drone to tractor fallow weed solution. It can save farmers up to 95% on herbicide and integrates with standard variable rate sprayers. It provides a solution to fallow weed spot spraying using the equipment farmers already have. We also speak with local CQ farmers, Kurt Mayne and Scott Becker about their farming systems and how WeedSmart's Big 6 principles have shaped some of the practical changes they've made, including some big purchases, like the WEEDit.