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.
This year, we held our annual flagship event in Mildura, VIC from the 30th of August to the 1st of September 2022. WeedSmart Week is designed to engage growers and advisors on the WeedSmart Big 6 messages.
The 3-day program consisted of a Forum day at the Mildura Arts Centre and farm visits in the Mallee region to see how forward-thinking growers are implementing the WeedSmart Big 6 tactics to minimise the impact of herbicide resistance on their businesses.
Ben White, Kondinin Group’s research manager, hosted the very popular technology and machinery field demonstration, where 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 solutions.
The recordings of the forum presentations are available in the playlist above. The order of the recordings is as follows:
Applying all the Big 6 in the Mallee – Jana Dixon and Andrew McMagen (Chairs) with Scott Anderson and Mark Kentish
Resistance status update for the Victorian Mallee – Going forward with IMI’s – Dr Peter Boutsalis
Managing a chemical budget over a large area – Daniel Linklater
Opportunity to preserve chemistry – Brad Bennett
Crop competition and crop rotation in the Mallee – Chris Davey
Controlling broadleaf weeds in pulses – Jason Brand
Understanding droplet behaviour for improved summer weed control – Andre Sabeeney and David Keetch
Spray application panel – Greg Condon (Chair) with Gavin Howley, Broden Holland and Brett South
Tackling weeds and resistance – Rick Llewellyn and Michael Moodie
Stopping weed seed set on farm – Bec Marshall
Spray technology panel – Ben White (Chair) with Mick Pole, Broden Holland and Scott Gladman
Everything, plus the kitchen sink – Wade Nickolls
Harvest weed seed control panel – Peter Newman (Chair) with Mich McClelland, Tim Paschke, Lance Turner and Robert Pocock
Linking all the Big 6 tools to complement herbicides – Greg Condon and Peter Newman