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.
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 […]
Sleepy seeds (aka seed dormancy) & herbicide application
Sleep. It’s something essential to human survival and most people would say they love a good nap! Turns out weed seeds tend to like to take a rest too, but they prefer the depths of the soil, rather than a comfy bed/couch/passenger car seat (you get the picture – sleep is👌🏼). Anyhoo, while the seeds […]
Grow a crop worth frosting
Correct early crop sowing strategies can be unravelled by a frost event later in the season. In this podcast, we get a previewed the topics which were covered in our March 22 webinar. Early sowing is a proven strategy that can be used to minimise the weed burden and maximise crop yield – the question […]
Spray drift & crop competition
Join your hosts Jessica Strauss and Peter Newman in the first podcast for March! Spraying weeds and choosing seeds are the hot topics this podcast. We chat with Nufarm Australia Spray Application Specialist Bill Gordon, who gives some great tips and insights on correct set-up. Rohan Brill also joins us for insight on choosing canola […]
Pre-emergent herbicides and ensuring summer weeds are kept at bay
Dr Chris Preston chats to us about correct pre-emergent herbicide use and Colin McMaster discusses how treating Summer weeds while they’re small has benefits for your back pocket, by ensuring nitrogen and soil moisture is kept available for your crops!
It's the first podcast of 2017 and we're excited to be chatting with Andrew Storrie from Agronomo and the Australian Glyphosate Sustainability Working Group about Summer Weeds. Peter Newman and Jessica Strauss catch up too and chat maximising soil moisture to get the best crop possible!
Harvest is done and dusted for the majority of growers across the nation. In this Christmas edition podcast which is our last for the year, we catch up with Nick McKenna from Planfarm, who caught up with growers in WA’s Esperance region on their use of chaff lines and tram lines. We also hear from […]
Harvest Part 2
In this second podcast focusing on harvest Peter Newman and Jessica Strauss discuss harvest losses and chaff carts, talking to guests Kondinin Group’s Ben White, and Agpro Management owner Ed Riggall. For more details on chaff carts, take a look at AHRI Insight #74 here. You can find out more details on the Research Report […]
Harvest Part 1
With harvest kicking off across Australia, we check in with Warren Treasure who is using the iHSD. John Broster talks about the research he and Michael Walsh conducted on catching weed seeds and we hear from Ray Harrington on the history of the Harrington Seed Destructor and where it is today.