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 Dalby was held from the 7th to the 8th of February 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 Dalby Events Centre and farm visits in Queensland’s Western Downs 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 solutions.
The recordings of the forum presentations are available in the playlist above. The order of the recordings is as follows:
We can grow anything in the North using the Big 6 – Paul McIntosh (Chair) with St John Kent, Ben Taylor and Angus Dalgliesh
What’s new in residuals and what are we learning? – Tony Lockrey
Goodbye Gly – residual herbicides vs. multi MOA resistant grass weeds – Jake Hamilton and Ed Offner
Diverse rotations to disrupt weed cycles and drive profit – Greg Condon (Chair) with Mark Wagner and Wade Bidstrup
Crop rotations and on-farm biosecurity to combat weeds – Glenn Milne
Optimising weed control in summer crops using crop competition – Paul McIntosh
Stopping weed seed set in annual ryegrass – Garry Onus
Optimising soil health to grow a profitable crop – Brendan Griffiths
Integrated weed management in the North – Challenging the status quo? – Greg Condon
Opportunities for WeedSmart’s Big 6 tools to profit farmers in the northern region – Paul McIntosh and Greg Condon