Longer coleoptile wheat protects seedlings from herbicide damage
March 9, 2022
On this episode of the WeedSmart Podcast, we learn about how wheat with a longer coleoptile offers some unique benefits from a crop protection standpoint.
SLR Research CEO Michael Lamond has conducted which has found benefits for the wheat gene Rht18.
The longer coleoptile of Rht18 wheat enables it to emerge through the furrow fill with less damage from pre-emergent herbicide. It was also found to have more vigour.
We also find out about some exciting results from a five-year University of Adelaide weeds trial.
This trial shows a triple threat strategy, rather than traditional methods has the potential to produce the best results for weed control in the Southern region.
University of Adelaide Research Agronomist, Ben Fleet, joins us to explain these findings. You can also watch a video GRDC recently put together on this topic which features both Ben and Gurjeet Gill below explaining this research.
“Invest in the weak link crop to avoid weed blow-out” is the latest article written by our content producer, Cindy Benjamin. Cindy caught up with Kym and Katie I’Anson who farm in the Marrabel district in South Australia.