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. Double knock to preserve glyphosate
  5. Stop weed seed set
  6. Implement harvest weed seed control
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S07E21: Innovation in selective spray technology opening up growers’ options

On this podcast episode, we welcome our latest WeedSmart Partner, Hardi! We catch up with Hardi Innovation Manager, Heath Thompson to discuss the partnership and their selective spray technology, GeoSelect. Read More...
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How faba beans pack a punch against sowthistle

Research shows there are opportunities to alter the agronomy of faba beans to suppress sowthistle growth and seed production in crop. Read More...
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S07E20: Regional Update – Jake Hamilton, Farmer, Condamine, QLD

Condamine Farmer, Jake Hamilton, joins us to talk about how he uses residuals and also his involvement in upcoming WeedSmart Week Dalby. Read More...

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How does crop competition support other weed control tactics?

Crop competition is a quiet achiever in weed control that also has a synergistic effect when applied with other tactics. Read More...
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WeedSmart Big 6 for Mallee farms in NSW, Vic and SA

Get started with the WeedSmart Big 6 tailored for the Mallee region. 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. Read More...
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Can collecting weed seed make me money at harvest?

Setting up your header to minimise grain losses will also maximise weed seed capture a win-win for farm profitability. Read More...
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Testing for herbicide susceptibility and resistance

Testing weeds for herbicide susceptibility and resistance can save growers thousands of dollars, making the investment of a few hundred in testing very worthwhile. Read More...
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Do coarse nozzles compromise summer spray efficacy

Select nozzles that deliver the largest spray quality to reduce spray drift and implement measures that don't compromise summer weed control. Read More...
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Herbicide stewardship pioneer named WeedSmart Legend

Kevin Morthorpe (Gentech Pioneer) was recognised for his invaluable role in establishing and promoting herbicide stewardship programs. Read More...
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Stacked tolerance traits rely on diversity for success

Herbicide tolerance technology can not stand alone. It must be protected through proper stewardship and a diverse weed management plan. Read More...

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