Herbicide resistance costs the grains industry hundreds of millions of dollars annually. Something needs to change.
That’s why Australia’s agricultural sector has united to establish WeedSmart, an industry-led initiative to enhance on-farm practices and promote the long-term sustainability of herbicide use.
Research partners, commercial organisations, Government, advisors and growers have joined forces to ensure weed management is at the forefront of global farming practice.
WeedSmart has a national communications and extension team based in the Western, Southern and Northern growing regions.
Sustainable herbicide use will secure the viability of the Australian agricultural sector.
A united industry voice
WeedSmart is the industry voice that delivers science backed weed control solutions to growers and advisors for long-term profitability in Australian Agriculture. WeedSmart delivers a national stewardship campaign for key stakeholders to focus on encouraging attitudes and actions aimed at minimising crop weeds and sustaining herbicide use through the implementation of WeedSmart’s Big 6.
The WeedSmart Big 6 provides practical ways for growers to fight herbicide resistance by farming with diverse tactics within both summer and winter cropping systems.