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Listen to the WeedSmart podcasts with your expert co-hosts Jessica Strauss and Peter Newman.

Listen to the WeedSmart podcasts with your expert co-hosts Jessica Strauss and Peter Newman.

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Regional Update – Ben Webb, Kojonup, WA

WA farmer Ben Webb joins us on the Regional Update to give us an update on how his year is panning out. He gives some insights into how he’s gone using chaff carts and talks about a few other novel approaches he uses on his farm. If you’d like to find out more about Ben’s farming system, you can check out the case study on him we did here.
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Voraxor crash course and why you might consider a double paraquat knockdown

On this week’s podcast we take a look at a different approach to double knocks. WA-based Farmanco agronomist, Mark Lawrence (pictured) shares with us the benefits of double paraquat and other strategies his clients in the medium to high rainfall zone in WA’s south west region are using. We also find out more about BASF’s new Group G herbicide, Voraxor. BASF Technical Development Manager Ian Francis joins us to tell us more about their new Group G pre-emergent broadleaf weed herbicide and how it can fit into farming systems. BASF Technical Development Manager Ian Francis ____________________________________________________________ Podcast presenters: Jessica Strauss & Peter Newman Podcast producer: Jessica Strauss
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Regional Update – Matt Bissett, Swan Hill, Vic

On this episode of the Regional Update, we catch up with Agrivision Agronomy Consultant Matt Bissett. He’s based in Swan Hill in the Victorian Mallee. He gives us a regional update on the Central and Southern Mallee and Northern Wimmera.
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Regional Update – Belinda Chase, Dalby

Fleabane and Feathertop Rhodes grass has been particularly problematic for her region, so she provides some tips on how to get on top of these species.
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US weed control group GROW joins forces with WeedSmart and our pre-harvest guide

Our South Australian-based Southern Extension Agronomist, Chris Davey joins us to give us the rundown on what growers need to be thinking about before harvest kicks off. We also catch up with GROW advocate, Virginia Tech Associate Professor and Extension Weed Science Specialist, Michael Flessner about the new partnership between WeedSmart and GROW. GROW stands for Getting Rid of Weeds and is a publicly led network coordinating research and outreach, providing science-based information and decision support tools to make agriculture more sustainable and precise.
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Regional Update – Andrew Storrie, WA, on controlling caltrop

Growers in the Esperance port zone recently raised the issue of caltrop weed in their region at a recent grower network member meeting. So, today on the Regional Update, agronomist Andrew Storrie, who is also known as “Agronomo” will talk to us about how to best control this weed.
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Single Shot drone weed mapping technology and CBH’s new approach to maximum residue limits

CBH Group Agronomist, Steven Tilbrook, will join us to discuss how they’re addressing maximum residue limits. We also will be hearing from John, Tony, and Ben Single about their air-borne weed sensor, Single Shot. This weed sensor rapidly detects and maps weeds. Ben Single describes how he saw the benefits of separating the weed detection and weed spraying tasks and set about building the platform, working with Newcastle-based company, Robotic Systems to make the idea a reality. On the podcast, we also mentioned we’ve got some great new content for you to check out. If you’d like to find out more about Single Shot, you can read an article we did on it here. We’ve got a new “Ask an Expert” article with University of Adelaide weeds research and PhD candidate, Alicia Merriam. She answers the question “Where to next in controlling herbicide resistant broadleaf weeds in IMI-tolerant lentils?: You can find the answer here. We’ve also got a new article on stacking the odds against awnless barnyard grass. Check it out here.
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Regional Update – Southern Extension Agronomist, Greg Condon, Junee

  Today on the Regional Update, we catch up with our WeedSmart Southern Extension Agronomist, Greg Condon, who is based in Junee, NSW. We focus on late-season weed assessments and what growers and advisers need to plan for the rest of the season.  
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SA farmers share how the Big 6 fits in their farming systems & why any amount of HWSC matters

We also hear about some new research into bromegrass. The latest research supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation shows that any amount of harvest weed seed control is better than none. Dr Catherine Borger WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development research officer Catherine Borger joins us on the podcast to tell us more. We plug our upcoming webinar ‘Handling weeds in high residue farming systems – Strip & Disc’ with Dr Michael Walsh and our Southern Extension Agronomist, Greg Condon in the podcast. You can register for it here. Also, if you’d like to check out the Weed Seed Wizard decision tool, you can do so here. _______________________________________________________________ Podcast Producer: Jessica Strauss Podcast Hosts: Jessica Strauss, Peter Newman

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