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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Testing informs herbicide choice

Herbicide resistance resistance testing proved useful even on a property where there had been limited use of herbicides. Read More...