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.
Our next webinar in this series is with Catherine Borger, looking at the biology of our most problematic weeds – register here. And make sure you’re following us on Twitter and Facebook so you can keep in the loop with all our webinars.
WeedSmart in HRZ – practical options for dealing with ryegrass
Effective ryegrass control is becoming increasingly difficult in High Rainfall Zone farming systems. This webinar is designed to help growers and agronomists explore farming system- based options to manage annual ryegrass populations in our cropping areas.
The future of chemical use in farming with Mark Congreve
Join WeedSmart's Paul McIntosh and Shannen Barrett as they host ICAN's Mark Congreve who discusses the future of chemical use in farming including market drivers, herbicide discovery, automation, future for glyphosate & paraquat and much more!
Crop Competition Q&A
Dr Gurjeet Gill & Dr Michael Widderick answer questions that may have cropped up for participants of Crop Competition 101. They also provide a broader overview of the crop competition work being delivered by their respective teams.
What’s the cost of HWSC for you? With WeedSmart’s Peter Newman
The costs of harvest weed seed control (HWSC) tools have been calculated using best estimates to calculate the effect on yield and crop area and are limited to cereal crops. Pete Newman, WeedSmart Western Extension Agronomist has developed this interactive model and will step you through the benefits of different strategies and how to use the HWSC cost estimate tool to measure the impact to your cropping program.
What’s next in broadacre weed control – is green on green a reality? With Greg Condon
In this webinar, WeedSmart Southern Extension Agronomist Greg Condon discusses 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.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.