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 is all about the state of play of glyphosate.
Glyphosate has dominated global headlines in the last couple of years, from court cases in the US to bans in the European Union. Despite the overwhelming scientific consensus regarding glyphosate’s safety, the discussion is now infiltrating Australian communities and farmers are questioning what they would do if we lost glyphosate here.
Professor Stephen Powles and CropLife Australia CEO Matthew Cossey will join WeedSmart and AHRI Western Extension Agronomist Pete Newman on Wednesday 21st August to give an overview of the current situation surrounding the world’s most used herbicide and what this means for the Australian grains industry. Register here.
Pulse crops provide extra punch against weeds
Pulses can be an important weed control tool, particularly when it comes to herbicide resistant annual ryegrass. In the past, pulses have had the reputation as the ‘weak link’ in crop rotations; however, evidence suggests pulses can provide a powerful punch in a weed control program.
Frost risk mitigation and growing a crop worth frosting
Frost is devastating and unfortunately, more frequent events are predicted to occur right up until 2030. So, what can you do about it? Webinar 2 of our series, "Growing a crop worth frosting", addresses how climate change means more weather events like experienced in 2016, will continue to impact crops. Therefore, mitigating the risks is becoming more important, especially in frost-prone areas like those in the southern part of Western Australia.
Choosing optimum crop seed traits
Along with choosing clean, large crop seed to promote early vigour, planting depth and time of planting are factors affecting crop competitiveness. NSW DPI's Rohan Brill investigates the performance of open-pollinated and hybrid canola cultivars across varied cropping environments. He also discusses how choosing the right seed traits and early planting can increase yield and maintain pressure on weeds.
Resistance in corn, soybean & cotton crops in the US
Part 2 of our Webinar Series: America and Australia share expertise to fight resistance, looks at resistance in corn, soybean and cotton. It features special guest US Professor Jason Norsworthy. Peter Newman asks Jason if the US is thinking about alternatives to glyphosate.
Understanding P450s to better manage resistance
Webinar Series: US and Australia share expertise to fight resistance Webinar 1: Understanding P450s to better manage resistance In Part 1 of this webinar series, we look at P450s and understanding how plants evolve resistance to a herbicide that has not yet been used. Colorado State University researcher, Todd Gaines and AHRI’s Roberto Busi are the […]
Strike weeds early in the north and prevent resistance
The Northern region is a glyphosate resistance hotspot! Strike weeds early You’ve got to strike weeds early in the north to keep abreast of resistance. The northern region is a hotspot for glyphosate resistance with 8 of 12 species of weeds in the region having resistance and appearing mostly in patches. Department of Primary Industries […]
Non-herbicide tactics that fit in the Northern region
Non-herbicide tactics which fit in the Northern region are important to consider! Queensland DAF weeds researchers Michael Widderick and Annie van der Meulen discuss the importance of non-herbicide tactics. In this webinar, they shine a light on herbicide resistance with new research from the Northern region (Qld and NSW). They also examine the tools that […]
Glyphosate resistance in ryegrass
AHRI’s Peter Newman asks Plant Science Consulting principal and University of Adelaide researcher, Dr Peter Boutsalis, to help us understand why plants surviving a glyphosate spray in the field aren’t always resistant.
AHRI’s Peter Newman joins the unforgettable inventor and farmer Ray Harrington, accompanied by Devon Gilmour of McIntosh & Son, to talk about the opportunities and challenges of incorporating the iHSD into Australia’s cropping systems.
Increase pre-em efficacy through a mix and rotate strategy
We’ve done a good job of promoting herbicide rotation over the years. And whilst this advice still stands, recent research shows the benefits of mixing herbicides as well. As American weeds researcher, Pat Tranel, puts it, “rotating buys you time, mixing buys you shots (of herbicide)”. Listen to Pat and Pete as they explore the benefits of the mix and rotate strategy.
Maximise your crop
This two-part webinar series is all about minimising the amount of viable seed present at harvest. In part 1, Peter Newman (AHRI) and Tim Condon (Delta Ag) discuss the vaue of windrowing crops like barley and crop topping pulses and canola. In part 2, Ray Harrington and Peter Newman get into the details of how to set up your harvester to collect weed seed this harvest.
Attack the weed seed bank
In this two-part webinar series, we focus on getting a plan in place to capture and destroy weed seeds at harvest. In part 1, Peter Newman (AHRI) and Rod Messina (Mulluwa grower) discuss how to level up your narrow windrow burning and attack the weed seed bank. In part 2, Pete chats to chaff cart veteran Lance Turner (Corrigin grower) on how to incorporate this tool into your system.