BIG 6

Practical ways to optimise yields

whilst reducing the weed seed bank.

WeedSmart Big 6

The WeedSmart Big 6 are a set of chemical, mechanical and cultural tactics to help growers control crop weeds and fight herbicide resistance. The Big 6 include:

  1. Rotate crops and pastures
  2. Increase crop competition
  3. Mix and rotate herbicides
  4. Optimise spray efficacy
  5. Stop weed seed set
  6. Implement harvest weed seed control
More on the Big 6

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Can drones provide early warning of herbicide resistance?

Tristan Steventon, StevTech says ultra-high-resolution cameras on drones can rapidly map weeds for spray jobs and monitor changes over time. Read More...
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Cost-effective dual HWSC modes

Using two modes of harvest weed seed control can maximise the feed value for livestock and minimise the impact of burning chaff. Read More...
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Redefining fenceline weed control options

Some new herbicide registrations may help growers regain control and reduce the risk of herbicide-resistant weed seed moving into paddocks. Read More...

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Can drones provide early warning of herbicide resistance?

Tristan Steventon, StevTech says ultra-high-resolution cameras on drones can rapidly map weeds for spray jobs and monitor changes over time. Read More...
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News

Cost-effective dual HWSC modes

Using two modes of harvest weed seed control can maximise the feed value for livestock and minimise the impact of burning chaff. Read More...
Article
News

Redefining fenceline weed control options

Some new herbicide registrations may help growers regain control and reduce the risk of herbicide-resistant weed seed moving into paddocks. Read More...
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Big 6 keeps weed numbers low in the HRZ

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Do adjuvants boost herbicide efficacy?

Peter Jones, VICCHEM says it pays to have a good working knowledge of when and how to use adjuvant products with herbicides. Read More...
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Pushing back on herbicide resistance

Management strategies for glyphosate-resistant ryegrass will be one of the key discussion topics at WeedSmart Week in Port Lincoln this July. Read More...
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Dry seeding conditions can challenge pre-emergent herbicides

Dry soil conditions at sowing can impact the efficacy of pre-emergent herbicides including potential risks to crop safety and weed control. Read More...
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Have we lost some key herbicides in the Northern region?

Dr Michael Widderick says the latest weed survey has uncovered increasing resistance to glyphosate, paraquat and 2,4-D in key weeds. Read More...

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