The Big 6 are a set of herbicide and non-herbicide tactics to help you kill crop weeds.
This plan is all about the farmer calling the shots, not the weeds.
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Plan your attack on the weed seed bank
Controlling weeds is a on-going task and requires determination and persistence. Here we summarise the key components of the WeedSmart Big 6 strategies and the principles that underpin them. Read More...
Never cut the herbicide application rate
Reducing the application rate of herbicides increases a weed's ability to evolve resistance. Any saving in chemical costs is significantly outweighed by the risk of the low dose causing faster herbicide resistance evolution. Read More...
Spray well – correct nozzles, adjuvants and water rates
Effective spray application ensures highest efficacy for the product, gaining best possible weed kill and reducing the number of survivors. Read More...
Clean borders – avoid evolving resistance on the fenceline
Herbicide resistance is frequently identified first along borders such as fencelines, roadways and around farm infrastructure. Read More...
Clean seed – don’t seed resistant weeds
Planting clean seed avoids the risk of spreading herbicide resistance and ensures the crop gets a head start on the weeds. Read More...
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...