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WEEDSMART
WEEK 2022

30 Aug – 1 Sep | Mildura, VIC

Join us at WeedSmart Week in Mildura, VIC

WeedSmart Week brings together a wealth of knowledge and experience from local and interstate growers, agronomists, and technology experts – putting the spotlight on herbicide resistance and weed control.

The 3-day program consists of a Forum day, a machinery expo and farm visits in the Mallee region. Guests will learn how forward-thinking growers are implementing the WeedSmart Big 6 tactics to minimise the impact of herbicide resistance on their businesses.

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S07E08: Regional Update – Sam Simons, Agronomist, Moree, NSW

Moree agronomist, Sam Simons joins us on this Regional Update. Milk thistle is becoming a problematic weed for locals and they'll need to be mindful of it going forward.  Read More...
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S07E07: Competitive and profitable crops from fixing sub-soil acidity

Using soil amelioration to fix sub-soil acidity can lead to huge yield and profit gains. Read More...
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S07E06: Regional Update – Lance Turner, Farmer, East Pingelly, WA

East Pingelly grain farmer Lance Turner joins us on the Regional Update podcast and says it's a great time to consider a double knock. Read More...

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WeedSmart Week goes to Mildura, Victoria

Growers and agronomists are invited to attend WeedSmart Week in Mildura, Vic from 30 Aug to 1 Sept. Grab yourself an early bird ticket! Read More...
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Tickle those weeds this autumn

In an otherwise no-till farming system, using a skim plough, harrow, rake or disc chain implement to disturb the top few centimetres of soil can stimulate an even germination of weeds that can then be controlled prior to planting the crop. Read More...
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Plan your attack on the weed seed bank

Controlling weeds is a on-going task and requires determination and persistence. Here we summarise the key components of the WeedSmart Big 6 strategies and the principles that underpin them. Read More...
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Aussie HWSC innovation goes global

When Australian farmers and researchers began using harvest weed seed control, it kick-started a revolution in weed management. Read More...
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Can faba bean crops outcompete sowthistle?

Faba bean crops have the potential to significantly curb common sowthistle, a problematic weed with widespread resistance to key herbicides, such as glyphosate and chlorsulfuron. Read More...
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Ryegrass is adapted to a wide climatic range

Once considered a winter weed of southern cropping zones of Australia, annual ryegrass is being increasingly observed in more northerly districts and in summer crops in Victoria and South Australia. Read More...
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Summer weed control in a high input cost year

WeedSmart’s western extension agronomist Peter Newman says yes; spraying summer weeds is one of the greatest returns on investment in modern agriculture – preserving soil nitrogen and moisture reserves for the following crop. Read More...
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New herbicide helps pulse growers tackle resistant grass weeds

The commercial release of Ultro® (carbetamide) brings a completely different mode of action into the weed control program for pulses. Read More...

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