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Australian grain growers tackle herbicide resistance

Australian grain growers are responding to the challenge of increasing herbicide resistance in weeds head on through the adoption of integrated weed management practices. 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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Horticulture focus at WeedSmart Week 2022

Adopting an area-wide approach to weed management benefits all industries and land managers. Find out more at this WeedSmart event in Mildura. Read More...
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WeedSmart Week goes to Mildura, Victoria

Growers and agronomists are invited to attend WeedSmart Week in Mildura, Vic from 30 Aug to 1 Sept. Grab yourself an early bird ticket! 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...
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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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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...