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How can I strengthen the pulse phase to combat weeds?

Many herbicide-tolerant pulse varieties are very specific in their tolerance to different active ingredients, even from the same mode of action group. Read More...
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Beating herbicide resistant weeds in the Northern region

Attend WeedSmart Week in Dalby on 7 and 8 February for practical insights into tactics that are proven to keep herbicide resistance at bay. Read More...
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How can I use the WeedSmart Big 6 to keep old chemistry working?

Any herbicide program that relies heavily on one or two herbicide modes of action for a target weed is bound to fail eventually. Read More...
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Nutrien Ag Solutions invests in WeedSmart

WeedSmart values the vital role of agronomists in keeping sustainable herbicide use at the forefront of modern agricultural practice. Read More...
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Caution required when retaining rain-affected seed

To avoid poor germination and low vigour crops, retain seed from fertile paddocks and avoid diseased, sprouted or weather-damaged grain. Read More...
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WeedSmart Week returns to Queensland

Growers and agronomists are invited to attend WeedSmart Week when the event returns to Queensland in February 2023. Read More...
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Michael Nichols, Sisters Creek, Tas

When herbicide resistant annual ryegrass arrived on their farm Michael Nichols knew he needed to prevent a ‘stop farming’ event. Read More...
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Best seed, best establishment, fewer weeds

Sowing large canola seed, regardless of the cultivar, is key to strong early crop growth and the crop’s ability to compete with weeds. Read More...
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How does crop competition support other weed control tactics?

Crop competition is a quiet achiever in weed control that also has a synergistic effect when applied with other tactics. Read More...
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WeedSmart Big 6 for Mallee farms in NSW, Vic and SA

Get started with the WeedSmart Big 6 tailored for the Mallee region. Read More...
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Can faba bean crops outcompete sowthistle?

Faba bean crops have the potential to significantly curb common sowthistle, a problematic weed with widespread resistance to key herbicides. Read More...
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Can collecting weed seed make me money at harvest?

Setting up your header to minimise grain losses will also maximise weed seed capture a win-win for farm profitability. Read More...
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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...
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Do coarse nozzles compromise summer spray efficacy?

Select nozzles that deliver the largest spray quality to reduce spray drift and implement measures that don't compromise summer weed control. Read More...
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Herbicide stewardship pioneer named WeedSmart Legend

Kevin Morthorpe (Gentech Pioneer) was recognised for his invaluable role in establishing and promoting herbicide stewardship programs. Read More...
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Stacked tolerance traits rely on diversity for success

Herbicide tolerance technology can not stand alone. It must be protected through proper stewardship and a diverse weed management plan. Read More...
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Velocity resistance flags the value of herbicide resistance testing pre-harvest

High-level resistance to Velocity is confirmed in wild radish. Test survivor weeds this season. Read More...
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How can I gain more spray efficiency?

Filling systems can allow the operator to slow down their ground speed and apply the spray more effectively. Read More...
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Australian grain growers tackle herbicide resistance

Australian grain growers are responding to the challenge of increasing herbicide resistance in weeds through the adoption of IWM practices. Read More...
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How to beat barley grass in two years

Barley grass control requires a two-year, multi-pronged strategy using crop competition, herbicide-tolerant crops and effective in-crop herbicides. Read More...
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Preserving herbicide chemistry long-term

The program is set for WeedSmart Week 2022 in Mildura. You can take advantage of the great value 'early bird' pricing before the end of July to attend this flagship event in the Mallee. Read More...
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How effective is a legume pasture phase for ryegrass control?

A single species pasture legume such as serradella can make a large dent in the seed bank of annual ryegrass and other grass weeds. Read More...
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Maximising the benefits of new pre-em chemistry

New pre-emergent herbicides on the market give growers more options for mixing and rotating modes of action. Read More...
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Tickle those weeds this autumn

An autumn tickle of the weed seed bank can stimulate a flush of weed germination allowing for efficient control of the weed seedlings. Read More...
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Plan your attack on the weed seed bank

Here we summarise the key components of the WeedSmart Big 6 strategies and the principles that underpin them. Read More...
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Aussie HWSC innovation goes global

When Australian farmers and researchers began using harvest weed seed control, it kick-started a revolution in weed management. Read More...
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Ryegrass is adapted to a wide climatic range

Once considered a winter weed of southern cropping zones of Australia, annual ryegrass is being increasingly observed in more northerly districts and in summer crops in Victoria and South Australia. Read More...
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Warren Treasure, Moonyoonooka WA

Warren Treasure, Geraldton WA has found the iHSD impact mill’s all-in-one weed seed destruction to be a real boon over the last five seasons. Read More...
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Summer weed control in a high input cost year

WeedSmart’s western extension agronomist Peter Newman says yes; spraying summer weeds is one of the greatest returns on investment in modern agriculture – preserving soil nitrogen and moisture reserves for the following crop. Read More...
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Tom Lampe, Narrabri NSW

Tom and Nikki Lampe, Narrabri use livestock to kept weeds at bay in their fallow cropping paddocks and minimise compaction using 'coolers'. Read More...
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I’Anson Family Farms, Marrabel SA

Kym and Katie I’Anson are treating the serious soil constraints on their farms to grow more even crops and squeeze out the weeds. Read More...
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New herbicide helps pulse growers tackle resistant grass weeds

The commercial release of Ultro® (carbetamide) brings a completely different mode of action into the weed control program for pulses. Read More...
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Invest in the weak link crop to avoid weed blow-out

South Australian farmers, Kym and Katie I'Anson, have added multiple tactics to control ryegrass in wheat, their weakest link crop. Variable rate lime, gypsum and seed has increased crop competition and the double knock and impact mill keep the fields clean. Read More...
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Double down on the double break in the high rainfall zone

A long-term trial at Lake Bolac demonstrated the strategies that control ryegrass in high rainfall zone cropping systems. Read More...
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What can I do to control large FTR grass in fallow?

Feathertop Rhodes grass is a major weed in chemical fallows in Australia, and is notoriously hard to kill with glyphosate, but there are other options. Read More...
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Testing informs herbicide choice

Herbicide resistance resistance testing proved useful even on a property where there had been limited use of herbicides. Read More...
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Safe sorghum planting while controlling weeds

Changes to the label use patterns and the launch of a new seed safener product can expand the usefulness of S-metolachlor in sorghum. Read More...
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Can pulse cover crops tackle multi-resistant ryegrass in irrigated systems?

Field pea provides an effective winter fallow clean to manage resistant ryegrass ahead of planting rice or wheat. Read More...
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Can multi-species planting provide effective weed control?

Some crops simply don’t have a competitive edge, but a multi-species planting might offer extra punch to smother weeds. Read More...
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Investigate adverse experiences when using herbicides

Good records and proper investigation can hone in on the cause of unexpected results such as crop injury or poor weed control. Read More...
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Jamie and Susie Grant, Jimbour Qld

Proactive use of automated optical weed detection technology, allows continuous spraying and treating smaller and smaller weeds. Read More...
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Peter and Kylie Bach, Pittsworth Qld

Peter and Kylie Bach are using crops to compete with weeds throughout the year, aiming for 130% utilisation of their cropping land. Read More...
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What can I do at harvest to reduce my future weed burden?

Harvest time is an important opportunity to assess weed burden across the farm and be proactive about driving down the weed seed bank. Read More...
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How can I set up my summer crops to help manage weeds?

It pays to plan ahead to manage weeds in winter fallows destined from summer crops – such as cotton, sorghum, mungbean and sunflower. Read More...
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Chaff carts were made for feeding livestock

Baled chaff collected at harvest as a weed control measure is providing a cheap energy source for sheep in confinement paddocks. Read More...
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Throwing a wide net over mobile weeds

‘Area-wide management’ could reduce the movement of mobile weeds and the herbicide resistance traits they carried in seeds and pollen. Read More...
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What strategies will rein in wild turnip in the northern region?

Wild turnip steals crop yield and requires additional control measures that together cost over $10 million every year across Australia. Read More...
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Advances made in weed recognition technologies

Australian researchers are developing technologies that will deliver ‘green-on-green’ weed recognition and targeted control in-crop. Read More...
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Kicking the herbicide habit

The single cause of herbicide resistance in weeds is selection pressure through herbicide use. Other strategies must be implemented urgently. Read More...
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What’s the benefit of a double paraquat knockdown?

A double paraquat application can be used to great effect to avoid a serious blow-out of glyphosate resistant annual ryegrass. Read More...
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Elton and Pam Petersen, Moonie Qld

The Petersens have rapidly regained control of glyphosate-resistant summer grasses using automated spot-spraying technology. Read More...
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Don’t sow wild oats

Research shows that stopping seed set for two years could lead to complete control of wild oats in the field. Read More...
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How does ryegrass adapt so readily to farming practices and environmental changes?

Short rotations make it easy for weeds like annual ryegrass to adapt to multiple herbicide modes of action and cutural practices. Read More...
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Remove the fetters from crops and they’ll trample the weeds

Addressing soil constraints, such as low pH (and the associated aluminium toxicity), enables the crop to compete strongly with weeds. Read More...
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Central NSW growers investigate IWM options

Two growers Central NSW growers demonstrated their use of chaff deck systems to manage herbicide resistant ryegrass. Read More...
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What impact does dry seeding have on pre-emergent herbicide efficacy?

When dry seeding, it is essential that the maximum amount of pre-emergent product reaches the soil surface. Read More...
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How can I maximise grass weed control using hybrid canola?

For a competitive canola crop to halve grass weed seed set, use a vigorous variety, robust pre-em herbicide and the best agronomic package. Read More...
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Single family, Coonamble NSW

The Singles gain good weed control year round using crops and fallow in both winter and summer on their farm near Coonamble. Read More...
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How can I ensure my complex tank mix is compatible and will spray out?

Having many products in a tank mix, makes it increasingly difficult to prevent adverse chemical reactions from occurring in the ‘brew’. Read More...
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Kurt Mayne, Rolleston Qld

Kurt Mayne is impressed with the benefits that have come with the addition of an optical sprayer to their weed control program. Read More...
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Mix up your approach to fenceline weeds

Glyphosate resistance can, and does, quietly build up in a wide variety of weed species growing in non-production areas, like fencelines. Read More...
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Messina family, Mullewa WA

Weed-identifying cameras are allowing for real-time weed detection and tailored herbicide application in-crop. Read More...
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What are the best herbicide mixing strategies for winter crops?

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Make seedbank management your priority this year

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Jason Rogers, Moree NSW

Keeping weed numbers down, managing patches and minimising weed seed set has been a high priority for Jason Rogers, Moree. Read More...
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Resistance amplifies glyphosate + 2,4-D tank mix survival rate

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WeedSmart agronomist set to tackle high rainfall zone weeds

Applying the Big 6 to high rainfall zones systems. Read More...
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Weaponise sorghum crops to take out FTR and ABG

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Run down the summer grass seedbank in mungbeans

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Cover crops can swamp fallow weeds

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Hit your target when spraying

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Keeping glyphosate resistance rare

WeedSmart is now the home to key information from Australian Glyphosate Sustainability Working Group (AGSWG). AGSWG was oringally was set up under the CRC for Australian Weed Management (Weeds CRC) to bring together commercial and research expertise from around the country with a determination to ‘keep glyphosate resistance rare’. Read More...
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When the wind drops, stop spraying

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What alternatives are there for desiccation and crop topping?

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How can I be certain that herbicide residues in the soil have fully degraded at planting?

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Andrew Kenny, Badgingarra WA

Andrew and Gina Kenny (Badgingarra, WA) use an integrated program of crop rotation, mouldboard ploughing, grazing and chaff lining to keep their weed numbers low. Read More...
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Mat Freeman, Walkaway WA

While fixing the constraints associated with non-wetting sands is the primary reason for mouldboard ploughing, there is also a weed control benefit. Read More...
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More lambs, less weeds in sheep containment systems

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What’s next in controlling herbicide resistant broadleaf weeds?

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Stacking the odds against awnless barnyard grass

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Crop competition – give your crops the edge

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Harvest tips, crop topping + trifluralin resistance

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Crop topping, using Sharpen & getting ready for harvest

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Spray drift & crop competition

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Post emergent herbicides

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Increase pre-em efficacy through a mix and rotate strategy

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Alternative second knock herbicides for broadleaf weeds in fallow

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Rising significance of resistant barley grass

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Is HWSC useful against weeds that shed seeds early?

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Long-time advocate joins the WeedSmart team

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Taking a single shot at weeds

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Group G herbicides & effectiveness for herbicide resistance

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Throwing the Big 6 at weeds in South Australia

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Crop competition halves weed seed numbers

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Understanding weed competitive traits in barley

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How can I maximise the weed control value of my crop rotation?

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Maximising the weed control value of my crop rotation

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Andrew & Jocie Bate, Gindie Qld

A desire to alleviate compaction on their farm is the driving force behind Andrew and Jocie Bate's agtech venture into robotics. Read More...
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Harvest weed seed control in a nutshell

There are six HWSC systems currently being used on Australian farms and they have all been developed by farmers. Read More...
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Quick, test your winter weed escapes

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Tackling ryegrass in Tasmania’s high rainfall zone

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What are the ‘mix and rotate’ options for in-crop herbicides?

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Keeping a lid on weeds growing in your crops

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Extent of herbicide resistance in summer weeds revealed

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Is poor weed control due to herbicide resistance?

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Calculating the cost of HWSC for your farm

Growers and advisors can use this interactive spreadsheet to compare the costs of the available HWSC tools, using data and costings from their own farms. Read More...
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Beefwood Farms, Moree NSW

Glenn Coughran has used optical sprayers as the foundation of a rejuvenated weed control program over the last 14 years. Read More...
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Kwinana East HWSC growers, WA

Harvest weed seed control relies on having the weed seed enter the front of the header, but this is more difficult to achieve in low biomass crops. Read More...
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Does delayed sowing help manage weed populations?

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Stephen and Michelle Hatty, Matong NSW

The Hatty family uses a double break crop sequence strategy of a pulse then canola, followed by wheat then barley to put firm downward pressure on the weed seed bank. Read More...
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Day family, Lockhart NSW

Mark Day and his brother Steven run a highly efficient cropping rotation on their family farm at Lockhart, NSW. Read More...
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Mark Branson, Stockport SA

Since 2017, precision agriculture enthusiast Mark Branson has been hunting herbicide resistant weeds using a DJI Phantom drone. Read More...
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Get the best results using pre-emergent herbicides

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Interest in cover crops continues to grow

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Esperance growers using chaff decks and chaff lining

Ten growers who have adopted either chaff lining or chaff tramlining to help manage weeds provide insights into their experience. Read More...
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FTR grass demands attention to stop seed set

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Does pre-emergent herbicides help combat alphabet-resistant ryegrass?

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Weed management programs for pigeonpea

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2019 Top 5 WeedSmart experts, bulletins and podcasts

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Weed detection and site-specific control update

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Implementing ‘mix and rotate’ strategy to combat herbicide resistance

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Implementing the ‘mix and rotate’ strategy to combat herbicide resistance

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Big 6 winter – 4. Crop competition

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Big 6 winter – 3. Double-knock to protect glyphosate

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Big 6 winter – 2. Mix and rotate herbicide MOA

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Big 6 winter – 1. Rotate crops and pastures

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Trends in HWSC – the days of doing nothing are over

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What do vineyards and fencelines have in common?

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Tim Rethus, Horsham Vic

Wimmera grower Tim Rethus and his family are taking an integrated approach to the weed management with a strong focus on weed-free crops. Read More...
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And then there were three – impact mills on the market

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What’s the best way to out-compete resistant annual ryegrass in cereals?

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The best way to out-compete resistant annual ryegrass in cereals

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How can I avoid getting stuck in an imi herbicide cycle?

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Stepping into chaff lining

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No water, just weeds? Managing weeds in irrigation channels

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Spring into action with fallow residuals

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How to manage annual ryegrass in chickpea crops

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CQ grain growers endorse WeedSmart Big 6

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Birchip grain growers endorse WeedSmart Big 6

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What’s the latest in optical sprayer technology?

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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...
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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...
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Paired-rows give entry level crop competition

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Quantifying the effect of paired-row systems on weeds and crop

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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...
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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...
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Growers set to ‘Diversify and Disrupt’ weeds in the Wimmera

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3-step implementation of the ‘strip and disc’ system

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Is mechanical site-specific weed control a fallow management option?

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Is sunlight breaking down herbicides for dry sowing?

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Does chaff in a chaff line suppress weeds?

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Brad Jackson, Gurley NSW

The 1700 ha family operation is based on a robust winter cropping program featuring wheat, barley, chickpea, canola and linseed to help keep weed numbers low and manage risk. Read More...
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Harvest weed seed control benefits organic croppers

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Managing the risk of using residual herbicides and disc seeders in winter crops

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Robotics opens up more non-herbicide options

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Vertical iHSD maintains the brand’s 98% weed kill rate

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New online course de-mystifies pre-em herbicide use

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Stacking the Big 6 in a strip and disc system

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Is rapid, on-farm herbicide resistance testing possible?

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Does diversity help with weed control and herbicide resistance?

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Early identification allows more effective weed control

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Diversity extends herbicide ‘life’ in triple-stacked cotton

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Chris Reichstein, Esperance WA

Glyphosate resistance can be beaten – but it’s better to avoid it in the first place. Read More...
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Early weed control pays dividends

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Creating stiff competition against summer weeds

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Reducing the glyphosate resistant weed seeds in cotton fields

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How do you manage summer weeds without spraying at night?

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How does renovating non-wetting sands help weed control?

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Using your harvester to destroy weed seeds

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Trevor Syme, Bolgart WA

Trevor and Renae Syme are throwing everything they’ve got at revamping non-wetting sands and driving down weed numbers on their property at Bolgart, WA. Read More...
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Lance Wise, Bowenville, Qld

An optical sprayer and disc chain combination has proved to be very effective in keeping weed numbers low on the Wise family farm at Bowenville, on Queensland’s northern Darling Downs. Read More...
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How can I get the most bang from crop-topping canola?

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Krui Pastoral Co, Condamine, Qld

Jake has been working hard to keep on top of herbicide resistance in summer growing species including barnyard grass, liverseed grass, button grass and feathertop Rhodes grass. Read More...
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Confirmed resistance to the double-knock tactic in tall fleabane  

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Is harvest weed seed control a real option for managing northern region weeds?

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Is weed seed control an option for managing northern region weeds?

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How to regain control of herbicide resistant sowthistle?

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Bruce family, Alford SA

Harvest weed seed control helps bring down grass weed numbers in the Bruce brothers' continuous cropping business. Read More...
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Edwards family, Port Broughton SA

Pete Edwards is doing everything in his power to stop herbicide resistance in brome grass and wild radish. Read More...
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Getting the edge on brome grass on non-wetting soils

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Can sheep turn weed seeds and chaff into cash?

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Going for the Big 6 on Yorke Peninsula farms

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Winter pulses can compete, even without herbicide

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What is the critical period for weed control?

Once a crop has passed the critical period for weed control, the crop should out-compete any new weed germinations. Read More...
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Weed control is a package deal in SA Mid North

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Kevin Simon, Halbury SA

Farming in the medium rainfall district of Halbury and Salter Springs SA, Kevin Simon trialled chaff lining for the first time in the 2017 harvest. Read More...
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Diversity – it’s importance in the battle with herbicide resistance

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Value in sponsoring herbicide stewardship program

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Webinar: Pre-ems provide punch to prevent weeds

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The best ways to control herbicide resistant wild oats

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Bach family, Pittsworth Qld

In 1980 the Bach family of Toowoomba diversified their farming operation to include a commercial grain storage and handling facility. Read More...
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Warwick & Di Holding, Yerong Creek NSW

The Holdings invested in two EMAR chaff decks designed to place weed seed-laden chaff from the harvester onto permanent wheel tracks Read More...
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3-year strategy for sustainable brome grass management

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Is it possible to apply additional competition to inter-row weeds?

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Cleave Rogan, St George Qld

The Rogans have implemented an integrated weed management plan with an emphasis on beginning every cropping season with very clean paddocks. Read More...
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Resistance testing informs herbicide use plans

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Using IWM to keep one step ahead of resistance

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Adjuvants’ role in combatting herbicide resistance  

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Weed control program has expanded crop choices

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Efficient herbicide use pays off

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Is one-time tillage a weed control option in a no-till farming system?

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Brendan Swaffer, Clermont Qld

Brendan and Jody Swaffer reintroduced tillage to their zero till controlled traffic farming system to manage weedy patches, primarily feathertop Rhodes grass. Read More...
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Getting weeds early is key

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Diverse approach to feathertop Rhodes grass control

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Planned approach to rotations helps manage weeds

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Are you going spraying or killing weeds?

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Darren Jensen, Biloela Qld

One of the major benefits to come from hosting research trials is that the results relate exactly to your environment and farming system. Read More...
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Giving summer legumes the competitive edge

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Using pasture phases to beat herbicide resistant weeds

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How does mixing herbicide MOAs buy more shots?

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SwarmFarm: Targeting small weeds all year

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Neek Morawitz, Comet Qld

Neek Morawitz's herbicide and crop program aims to keep weed numbers low to minimise the risk of herbicide resistance. Read More...
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Beating multi-resistant weeds in the Northern region

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Taking the competition to the weeds

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John Stevenson, Lockhart NSW

At Warakirri Cropping Trusts’ ‘Orange Park’, manager John Stevenson has set up a crop rotation that is profitable and able to combat herbicide resistance in weeds. Read More...
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Stewardship of synthetic auxin herbicides

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Surveys highlight the cross-resistance to herbicides

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Aaron McDonald, Horsham Vic

Hay production is a central component of Aaron McDonald’s mixed farming operation and is helping to keep herbicide resistance in weeds at bay. Read More...
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Setting up harvesters to capture weed seed in the chaff

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Spray out low yield potential crops now or crop top later?

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Can I retain stubble and keep weeds under control?

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Eagle family, Horsham

Sam and Emily Eagle say their livestock and cropping activities complement each other, keeping their pastures and crops performing at their best. Read More...
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Paul Slack, Moree NSW

Dryland cotton and grain grower Paul Slack and his agronomist Tony Lockrey have been working on crop rotation options to deal with herbicide resistance in weeds. Read More...
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Zero row spacing could take crop competition to a new level

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Controlling glyphosate-resistant grass in irrigated cotton

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Paired rows take off on Twitter

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Testing for weed susceptibility to herbicide pays off

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Does ambient temperature affect herbicide performance?

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Clemson family, Ardlethan NSW

The re-introduction of livestock to Wongajong started in 2010 when the Clemsons bought 300 steers to make use of a frosted wheat crop. Read More...
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Delay spraying stressed weeds after rain

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How chaff lining works

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Ranking paddocks for weed expenditure in a dry year

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Pulses to attack weeds on many fronts

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Strip grazing cattle to manage weeds

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Making pre-em herbicides work in high stubble

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Using fodder crops to manage resistant weeds?

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Satellite imagery to detect and monitor weeds

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Daniel Fox, Marrar NSW

Marrar farmer Daniel Fox is chasing higher yields across his 2100 ha cropping program while also driving down weed seed numbers. Read More...
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BYGUM: Barnyard grass management for cotton growers

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Don’t start mixing until the water quality is right

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Ben and Emily Webb – Kojonup, WA

Ben is still using a chaff cart for harvest weed seed control but he now burns the chaff heaps after they have been grazed. Read More...
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How can I avoid sub-lethal dosing when spraying weeds?

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Gary Lang – Wickepin, WA

Sowing early also means the Langs can make use of trifluralin to provide pre-emergent weed control until the crop canopy closes. Read More...
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Spray small multi-resistant wild radish twice

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Does soil pH affect weed management?

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Multi-resistance is game changing for herbicide tolerant crops

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Management of herbicide resistant weeds on fencelines

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Curry family – Junee, NSW

A desire to minimise the build-up of herbicide-resistant weeds on their Junee property in southern NSW is a driving force behind the Curry family farming operation. Read More...
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Resistance risk to eliminate herbicides on irrigated farms

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Insecticide shown to reverse metabolic herbicide resistance

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Karl Raszyk & Robert Hughes, Scaddan WA

Karl Raszyk saw potential in the chaff tramlining system to help manage herbicide-resistant weeds. Read More...
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Dealing with a feathertop Rhodes grass problem?

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Michael and Marnie Fels, WA

Mic and Marnie Fels use a wider range of ‘older’ off-patent herbicides, which helps keep herbicide costs to a minimum. Read More...
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Hybrid canola out-competes weeds

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Ramp up the competition in summer crops

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Kohlhagen Family, NSW

The Kohlhagens have developed and implemented a comprehensive weed management program for their 100 per cent cropping operation in southern NSW. Read More...
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Protecting knock-down herbicide options

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Robert Gollasch, NSW

Narrow windrow burning to destroy weed seed has been widely accepted as a useful tool, however there are risks and it can be time-consuming. Read More...
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What are the year-round options for sowthistle control?

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Acting early pays off in the war on weeds

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What are the herbicide options for the summer fallow?

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‘Can herbicide affect weed seed dormancy and viability?’

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Non-herbicide weed control in the Northern region

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Kohlhagen family is keeping weed numbers low

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Why look for summer weeds in spring?

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IMI-tolerant crops – use sparingly and to best effect

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Growers response to increasing herbicide resistance?

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Windrow to collect early shedding weed seed

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Can ‘survivor’ weeds still be susceptible to glyphosate?

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How can I respond to emerging weed threats?

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Why consider sowing east-west?

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Controlling herbicide resistant ryegrass in canola crops?

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Dry sow clean paddocks first

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The safest way to manage pre-em herbicides at seeding?

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Making clean seed your business

Grading and cleaning seed for planting removes weed seeds and selects the largest seeds with high vigour to out-compete weeds next season. Read More...
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How to improve pre-em herbicide efficacy in high stubble situations?

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Improving pre-emergent herbicide efficacy in high stubble situations

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Herbicide resistant crops becoming weeds in the bush/along roadsides

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Fleabane control in the south and west

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Do canola biotypes have allelopathic effects on weeds?

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It’s time for a Glyphosate Intervention

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Mark Sandow, SA

Herbicide-resistant annual ryegrass has been an ongoing challenge for grain producers in the Mintaro area of South Australia since the 1980s. Read More...
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Using tank mixes to extend herbicide ‘life’

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Herbicide resistant wild radish in central NSW

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Getting weed seed into the header’s chaff stream

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How can summer crops help drive down weed seed numbers?

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Using technology to put pressure on weeds

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Is barnyard grass the next threat to cotton?

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Andrew Boultbee, WA

Instead of burning the chaff, Andrew and Marjorie use the chaff heaps as a feed resource for their sheep over summer. Read More...
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Herbicide tolerant summer cropping choices

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Moisture and nitrogen is wasted on weeds in summer

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Dual trait herbicide tolerance extends IWM options

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Crop competition — give your crops the edge

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Colin McAlpine, WA

Colin has thrown everything he can at reducing the weed burden on his farm while taking all precautions to protect the available herbicide modes of action. Read More...
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Control ‘summer weeds’ like fleabane in winter and spring

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Is crop rotation an economic option for managing weeds?

Adding a broadleaf break crop to the cropping sequence helps keep wheat profitable in a sustainable cropping system. Read More...
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Can we grow broadleaf crops without clethodim?

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Greg Martin, VIC

Greg Martin believes resistance had evolved due to a lack in rotation of chemical groups and not enough importance given to controlling survivors. Read More...
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How to protect herbicide tolerance technologies in crops

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Grant Wilson, VIC

The Wilson’s use a conservative rotation with up to one-third of the farm under vetch or fallow at any one time. Read More...
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Pre-em herbicides for grass weed control in break crops

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What are weeds costing the grains industry?

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Which harvest weed seed control tool is right for you?

Our harvest weed seed control special edition e-news was included in a recent GRDC Weed Alerts email. Read More...
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Silverleaf nightshade can be beaten

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Options for crop topping canola

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What makes harvest weed seed control more efficient?

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Narrow row spacing: is it worth going back?

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How can I use a mechanical tactic as a second knock?

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Gearing up to use pre-emergent herbicides

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Will longer crop rotations really help manage weeds?

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What herbicides still work?

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Choose highly competitive canola

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How can studying resistance genetics in weeds help farmers?

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Cultural methods for baseline ryegrass suppression

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S08E01: Regional Update – WeedSmart Week Dalby Preview

In this podcast, we catch up with WeedSmart Extension Agronomist, Paul McIntosh and grower Jordan Anderson on what to expect at WeedSmart Week Dalby. Read More...
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S07E23: Dealing with a wet harvest

In this episode, we catch-up with an expert from each cropping region in the eastern states to get insights on dealing with a wet harvest.  Read More...
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S07E22: Regional Update – Marty Chandler, Nutrien Agronomist, Lower EP

Nutrien Cummins Ag Agronomist, Marty Chandler, provides an overview on how harvest is playing out for those on the Lower Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. Read More...
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S07E21: Innovation in selective spray technology opening up growers’ options

On this podcast episode, we welcome our latest WeedSmart Partner, Hardi! We catch up with Hardi Innovation Manager, Heath Thompson to discuss the partnership and their selective spray technology, GeoSelect. Read More...
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S07E20: Regional Update – Jake Hamilton, Farmer, Condamine, QLD

Condamine Farmer, Jake Hamilton, joins us to talk about how he uses residuals and also his involvement in upcoming WeedSmart Week Dalby. Read More...
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S07E19: Crop topping tips to stop weed seed set pre-harvest

Stopping weed seed set with crop topping is critical to prevent weeds coming back with a vengeance next year. Listen to this podcast for tips on your region. Read More...
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S07E18: Regional Update – Karl Suckling, Farmer, Northampton, WA

Farmer Karl Suckling explains his soil amelioration project in this podcast, which has been successful, but it's meant he's had to take a break from growing lupins. Read More...
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S07E17: Considerations for Titan AX Barley and WeedSmart Week recap

Professor Chris Preston talks about what growers should consider when planting the new Titan AX Barley variety on this podcast episode and we get a recap on WeedSmart Week Mildura. Read More...
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S07E16: Regional Update – Adam Morgan, Farmer, Geranium, SA

Adam Morgan joins us on the podcast this week. He farms in Geranium, South Australia and recently attended WeedSmart Week Mildura. He shares his experience of the event and how he's controlling weeds on his farm. Read More...
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S07E15: Faba beans pack a punch against sowthistle

Dr Michael Widderick explains what gives faba beans the competitive edge when it comes to out-competing sowthistle. Read More...
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S07E14: Regional Update – Paul McIntosh, WeedSmart Northern Extension Agronomist

Ryegrass is now unfortunately in the Northern region. Our Northern Extension Agronomist, Paul McIntosh, provides an update. Read More...
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S07E13: Tackling brome and ryegrass in the Mallee at WeedSmart Week Mildura

In this podcast episode, we hear from some of the presenters for WeedSmart Week Mildura, as well as learn about the weed issues in the Mallee. Read More...
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S07E12: Regional Update – Phil Smyth, Agronomist, Coorow, WA

Nutrien Agronomist Phil Smyth joins us on the Regional Update this week. Phil is based in Coorow, Western Australia and farmers in his region have had a good start to the season this year. Read More...
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S07E11: Dealing with stress on the farm and resistance testing wins

Owen Catto from The Regional Men’s Health Initiative joins us to share some tips on dealing with stress and we hear from Tim Boyes on resistance testing wins. Read More...
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S07E10: Regional Update – Giles Kearsley, Agronomist, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

Giles provides an update on how floods in January have impacted growers and an overview on how pre-emergent herbicides have performed. Read More...
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S07E09: How smart phase farming can increase yield and a resistance status update

On this podcast, find out about the benefits of smart phase farming and we also get a resistance status update. Read More...
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S07E08: Regional Update – Sam Simons, Agronomist, Moree, NSW

Moree agronomist, Sam Simons joins us on this Regional Update. Milk thistle is becoming a problematic weed for locals and they'll need to be mindful of it going forward.  Read More...
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S07E07: Competitive and profitable crops from fixing sub-soil acidity

Using soil amelioration to fix sub-soil acidity can lead to huge yield and profit gains. Read More...
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