WeedSmart provides solutions to control crop weeds using our ‘Big 6’ principles, utilising herbicide, mechanical and cultural tactics.

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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
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Lance & Erin Turner, Pingelly, WA

Since introducing harvest weed seed control in their system, the Turners have never left a paddock out of crop because of weeds. Read More...
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Beating glyphosate-resistant grasses in summer fallow

Since adopting many of the WeedSmart Big 6 strategies the Hamiltons have regained control of glyphosate-resistant summer grass weeds. Read More...
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Is biological control of flaxleaf fleabane practical?

Biocontrol can potentially reduce the amount of flaxleaf fleabane seed produced and available to infest adjacent cropping areas. Read More...

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Beating glyphosate-resistant grasses in summer fallow

Since adopting many of the WeedSmart Big 6 strategies the Hamiltons have regained control of glyphosate-resistant summer grass weeds. Read More...
Article
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Is biological control of flaxleaf fleabane practical?

Biocontrol can potentially reduce the amount of flaxleaf fleabane seed produced and available to infest adjacent cropping areas. Read More...
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What’s the best PWM set-up for summer spraying?

Andrew Freeth says getting a PWM sprayer set-up right is essential to avoid poor application results, including underdosing. Read More...
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WeedSmart Big 6 on High rainfall farms in the Southern and Western regions

Get started with the WeedSmart Big 6 tailored for the high rainfall regions of Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. Read More...
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WeedSmart Big 6 on WA’s Low and Mid rainfall farms

Get started with the WeedSmart Big 6 tailored for the low and mid rainfall regions of Western Australia. Read More...
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Rapid resistance testing and genomic herbicides

Rapid testing will revolutionise current practice and genomics research will likely lead to next-gen herbicides using RNAi technology. Read More...
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WeedSmart for organic croppers

The Jacksons developed valuable weed management tactics that can be employed in both conventional and organic farming systems. Read More...
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Measuring the value of weed control expenses

Chris Davey, WeedSmart's southern extension agronomist, suggests three ways to reassure yourself that a weed control tactic is worthwhile. Read More...

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