WeedSmart Week is our flagship annual event targeting growers and agronomists on local issues.
WeedSmart Week events have so far attracted over 850 attendees across the country.
Upcoming events will be posted here and if you want to go back and check out the presentations and photos from past events, click the links below.
GRDC herbicide behaviour workshops – 2019
A thorough understanding of how herbicides work assists agronomists and growers to maximise herbicide performance. When confronted with a range of weed problems and environmental conditions, the challenge is to optimise the results in the field.
Knowing what weeds will be controlled from a herbicide application is the easy bit – it’s on the label.
More challenging questions include
Why do herbicides perform or fail in some situations?
Critical comments on the label. Why do they exist and how were they developed?
How do adjuvants and water conditioning agents work? What should be used, when and why?
How does resistance affect different herbicides? What strategies can be used as resistance emerges?
How do residual herbicides work and what influences their breakdown?
ICAN is delivering a series of GRDC supported workshops for agronomists which go into the science underpinning how herbicides work. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the key factors dictating herbicide performance and what can be done in the paddock to ensure weed control is maximised.
Please note: As ICAN requires interstate travel from Queensland to deliver these workshops, they will only proceed if state boarders entry/exit is permitted at the time of the workshop. Should we need to postpone any workshop(s), registrants will be able to hold their spot for a rescheduled workshop OR obtain a refund.
WeedSmart Week in Wagga Wagga
Thank-you to all the farmers and advisors who attended WeedSmart Week in Wagga Wagga!
The week was a great success, with lots of engagement and networking. We’d love to get your feedback on what you thought. Click here to complete our short survey.
If you’d like to have a look at the farms we visited, you can check out the locations here.
For those who still need to pay, you can go through our updated shopping cart and process your payment here.
If you missed the event but would like to have a look at the presentations from the forum, you can check them out below. Check out the podcasts too, as we’ve included interviews from the farm visits.
WeedSmart Week Clare, SA
This year WeedSmart Week was held in the Clare region from the 1st to the 3rd of September 2020. WeedSmart Week is designed to engage growers and advisors on WeedSmart’s Big 6 messages.
We’ll be updating this page with video recordings and other snippets from the event soon.
The 3-day program consisted of a Forum day and two farm visit days in the Lower and Mid North to Northern Yorke Peninsula region to see how forward-thinking growers are implementing the WeedSmart Big 6 tactics.
This annual event offers a unique opportunity for growers and other industry stakeholders to hear first-hand about innovative and practical weed solutions.
This event is being run with the help of Pinion Advisory, YP AG and the Hart Field Site Group with investment from GRDC and the other WeedSmart Financial Partners.
WeedSmart Week is a set-price of $165 (GST Inclusive) per person and this registration allows you to attend all three days, with lunch included. The price remains the same whether you attend one day or three days.
WeedSmart is committed to the health, safety and well-being of everyone working in, and in support of, the Australian grains industry. WeedSmart Week may be postponed in response to the current coronavirus outbreak, and in accordance with Australian Government advice in relation to social distancing. Please contact the event organiser for additional event information.