Listen time: 38 minutes

Harvester set-up and implications of hay crossing borders

In the podcast this week, we’re focusing on harvester set-up and we also discuss how to capture weed seeds in the chaff fraction.

John Broster from Charles Sturt University gives us some insight into the research he and Michael Walsh (University of Sydney) did on capturing weed seeds.

A few years back, they measured how many weed seeds were entering the chaff fraction in a modern harvester. We learn what this means for growers.

We also hear from WA farmer Andrew Messina about setting up Case harvesters.

Finally, with the terrible drought conditions in Queensland and NSW, many farmers have had to source feed from totally different parts of the country. We chat with Grains Farm Biosecurity Officer for Biosecurity Queensland Kym McIntyre about the implications.

A candid shot of WA farmer Andrew Messina. Andrew has been practising HWSC for more than two decades

We also talked about a great opportunity being offered by the GRDC in the podcast. Did you know your group can apply for the GRDC “Grower Development Awards – Study Tours” to potentially help fund your trip to WeedSmart Week next year?

Applications close Oct 9. Get the details here.

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