WeedSmart Week 2023 – Dubbo

Event Dates

Date/Time: 1st August 2023 to 3rd August 2023
Time: 08:00:00 AM to 04:00:00 PM
Location: 155 Darling St, Dubbo NSW 2830
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WeedSmart Week brings together a wealth of knowledge and experience from local and interstate growers, agronomists, and technology experts – putting the spotlight on herbicide resistance and weed control.

WeedSmart Week Dubbo took place from the 1st to the 3rd of August 2023. WeedSmart Week is designed to engage growers and advisors on the WeedSmart Big 6 messages.

The program consisted of a Forum day at the Dubbo Regional Theatre & Convention Centre and farm visits in the Western Plains to see how forward-thinking growers are implementing the WeedSmart Big 6 tactics to minimise the impact of herbicide resistance on their businesses.

At the technology and machinery field demonstration, attendees had the opportunity to see and discuss cutting-edge innovations such as the latest sprayer and weed detection technology, and a range of harvest weed seed control implements.

WeedSmart Week offers a unique opportunity for growers and industry stakeholders to hear first-hand about innovative and practical weed control solutions.


Video recordings

The recordings of the forum presentations are available in the playlist below. The order of the recordings is as follows:

  1. Welcome address and regional issues – Jessica Strauss
  2. Making the most of the Big 6 on the Western Plains – Panel with Greg Condon
  3. Mix and rotate herbicides – Barry Haskins
  4. Crop competition – Greg Condon
  5. Crop diversity and rotation on the Western Plains to get on top of winter weeds – Rohan Brill
  6. Diverse rotations to disrupt weed cycles and drive profit – Panel with Paul McIntosh
  7. Western Plains fallows and the Big 6 – Glenn Shepherd
  8. Making camera sprayers work to our advantage – Broden Holland
  9. Getting the fundamentals right for a good spray job – Andrew Freeth
  10. Optimising spray application to kill more weeds, make more profit and reduce spray drift – Mick Harris
  11. Tackling highly resistant weeds – Lance Turner
  12. Residual herbicides and resistance – Ryan Pratten
  13. Exploring the potential for HWSC on the Western Plains (windrow burning and beyond) – Panel with Peter Newman
  14. How does the Big 6 fit into mixed farming? – Panel with Penny Heuston
  15. How can the WeedSmart Big 6 increase profits for Western Plains growers? – Greg Condon and Peter Newman
  16. WeedSmart Legend Award presentation – Peter and Kylie Bach


Event highlights

Did you miss the event? Watch our highlight reel below and browse through the photo gallery to see the highlights of the event.


Event Dates

Date/Time: 1st August 2023 to 3rd August 2023
Time: 08:00:00 AM to 04:00:00 PM
Location: 155 Darling St, Dubbo NSW 2830