Our webinars bring you the latest on-farm strategies farmers and agronomists are using to manage weed numbers in broadacre crops. Anywhere you have an internet connection, on a smartphone or computer, you can register and join us for one of our regular webinar series.
Sign-up for our next webinar “What’s next in broadacre weed control – is green on green a reality? With Greg Condon”. Find out more and register here.
WeedSmart Southern Extension Agronomist Greg Condon will discuss weed control techniques especially using site-specific technology and how these are evolving.
Site-specific weed control covers a wide range of tactics from chaff lining to shielded spraying, optical spot spraying and the emerging tech around green on green.
Weed biology insights to improve management of Feathertop Rhodes grass & Barnyard grass
We can only hope we're close to the end of a long dry spell and we'll soon see a break! And when we do, significant rain will see a massive flush of weeds. What will particularly be problematic is grass weeds – Feathertop Rhodes grass, Barnyard grass, Sweet summer grass and Urochloa (liverseed grass). Our last webinar for 2019 features Bhagirath Chauhan, QAAFI weeds researcher, and Paul McIntosh, AHRI’s northern extension agronomist. They investigate the best strategies to ensure summer crops and the 2020 winter crop are given the resources to achieve higher yields. Controlling summer grass weeds requires a strategy with interventions at various stages of the growing season.
What’s the state of play of glyphosate?
Professor Stephen Powles and Bayer Crop Science Head of Public Affairs Carissa Buckland (Matthew Cossey was unfortunately, sick on the day!) joined WeedSmart and AHRI Western Extension Agronomist Pete Newman to give an overview of the current situation surrounding the world’s most used herbicide and what this means for the Australian grains industry.
Weed control with automation
Agriculture is a continually moving space and automation has the potential to change the way we farm. Someone who knows a lot about this topic is agriculture engineer and Kondinin Group’s R&D Manager Ben White. Ben joins WeedSmart’s Western Extension Agronomist Pete Newman to give a snapshot of the role automation will play in Australian agriculture.
Pre-em Herbicides 101 Q&A Forum
This webinar is a Q&A for our new Diversity Era course, “Pre-emergent Herbicides 101”. You can sign-up and do the course for free here.
Controlling weeds in pulse crops in Western Canada
The success of pulse production, primarily lentil and field pea, in western Canada has led to some agronomic challenges. The most immediate being a proliferation of root rot diseases and the evolution of herbicide-resistant weeds. In this webinar, Eric Johnson, Research Officer, Weed Control Program at the University of Saskatchewan discusses Canada’s solutions to combat herbicide-resistant weeds with Paul McIntosh, AHRI’s northern extension agronomist.
Stop the drift – spray drift tips with Mary O’Brien
Have you got questions around why 2,4-D label instructions have a re-focused strategy on daytime spraying? In this webinar, we hear from Mary O'Brien, a consultant with extensive experience in managing spray drift and Paul McIntosh, AHRI's northern extension agronomist, as they discuss the strategies to minimise spray drift and why it matters. When it comes to minimising spray drift, you need to be aware of the signals; understand the characteristics and volatility of the herbicide; and assess your spray nozzles Watch the webinar recording to learn more.
Harvester set up for harvest weed seed control (HWSC) for all header colours
For many years we have focused on the different HWSC tools on the back of the harvester and what has become very apparent is the need to set up the harvester to ensure that the vast majority of weed seeds enter the HWSC tool. In this webinar, WeedSmart Agronomist Peter Newman and Ray Harrington discuss the four stages of HWSC.
Comparing the iHSD + Seed Terminator
Ben White joins us for the second webinar of our series "Chaff carts, sheep and seed destroying mills"! Ben is an agricultural engineer and the Manager of Research and Development for the Kondinin Group. During harvest 2017 Ben visited a number of grain growers in WA who were using either the Seed Terminator or the integrated Harrington Seed Destructor. Ben looked at all of the issues with these machines from fuel use, to power requirement, to reliability and more for a Farming Ahead Research Report.
Chaff as Sheep Feed
We have known for a long time that towing a chaff cart at harvest is a great tool to drive down the weed seed bank. What we missed for a long time, was that the chaff dumps can be a great source of sheep feed. Ed Riggall is a WA based consultant who specializes in livestock management and grazing systems. Ed’s passion is the integration of cropping with livestock which led him to investigate grazing chaff dumps as a source of sheep feed.
Use pre-ems to maximise winter crops in the South
In our second webinar for our webinar series on pre-ems, we look at how hitting weeds before the crop phase provides many more shots at the weeds. Presenter Chris Preston, from the University of Adelaide, explains how to give your crop the best start and diminish the weed seedbank with pre-emergent herbicides.
Use pre-ems to maximise winter crops in the North
In our first webinar of this series on pre-ems, we ask Mark Congreve from ICAN Rural the question: why do things go wrong with pre-ems? Herbicide choice and farming system are factors to consider, with crop safety being top of mind.
Spray wisely and well to maximise efficacy | Bill Gordon
In Webinar 2 from our Summer Spraying Series ‘Summer spray season challenges’, we hear from Spray Application Specialist, Bill Gordon. Correct spray set-up and operation can guarantee efficacy, decontamination and reduce drift. Watch the webinar to learn more.