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.
The focus of the webinar will be on current levels of resistance to knock-down herbicides (glyphosate and paraquat), resistance to new and old pre-emergent herbicides and resistance to clethodim. The results will be discussed with Peter Newman by analysing the pros and cons of herbicide resistance testing and the value of herbicide efficacy and resistance testing with new herbicides coming into the Australian market from 2021.
Glyphosate Resistance Update with Peter Boutsalis
Dr Peter Boutsalis from the University of Adelaide joins this webinar to discuss tips to optimise the efficacy of glyphosate and when and when not to use the double knock strategy. Peter also shares the latest results from the GRDC-funded random weeds survey in the Eyre Peninsula and southern Victoria and how the resistance levels […]
You don’t know what you don’t know about managing weeds – Crop Consultants Australia
Join Crop Consultants Australia’s Director Ben Dawson, as he hosts Dr. Chris Preston and Paul McIntosh from WeedSmart and they discuss the role that agronomists can play in breaking the herbicide resistance cycle.
New chemistry – what’s new, what’s coming & how to keep them for longer
There is a range of new pre and post-emergent herbicides coming to the market in the coming seasons which will broaden weed control options and use patterns. As new chemistry becomes available it is crucial for all involved to protect the longevity of any new products and minimise the risk of resistance.
Know thy enemy – biology of our most problematic crop weeds with Dr Catherine Borger
Bromegrass and barley grass are ranked as the fourth and ninth most detrimental weeds nationally. These weeds cost growers $22.5 and $1.7 million per year, respectively. Understanding the ecology of these species is vital to developing a successful weed management plan.
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.