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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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Green on green technology ready to hit the market

Welcome to the last WeedSmart podcast of 2020! What a year it’s been. On this episode we take a deep dive into spot spraying. We’re joined by Bilberry CEO, Guillaume Jourdain who provides us with an update on their green on green spot spraying technology. WA Farmer Andrew Messina also was part of trial work Bilberry did on this technology and he joins us to share his experience. As this is the final 2020 podcast, we’d like to thank you – our listeners – for listening over the year. We love bringing you the latest information in the weeds space and look forward to sharing more stories with you in 2021. On the podcast we mentioned that even though things are winding up, we do have some new content filtering through. Our latest Ask an Expert is with our Northern Extension Agronomist, Paul McIntosh. Paul answers the question: What alternatives are there for desiccation and crop topping? Check it out here. Have a lovely break over the festive season! We’ll see you in the new year! ___________________________________________________________________________ Podcast presenters: Jessica Strauss & Peter Newman Podcast producer: Jessica Strauss Photos: Fiona Mann
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Regional Update – Paul Nelson, Croppa Creek, NSW

This is our last Regional Update for 2020. This was a new concept we brought about initially as a way to connect with you more due to COVID-19 disrupting in-person events, but it went so well we decided to keep it. So you can expect more Regional Updates in 2021! On this episode, we caught up with Total Ag Services Agronomist, Paul Nelson, from Croppa Creek in NSW. Paul gives us an update on the Northern region, with a focus on how they’re dealing with weed burdens over the Summer period.
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Grazing and baling chaff dumps and Mateno Complete overview

Today on the podcast we chat with WA farmer Clayton South about his experience with grazing chaff dumps. We also hear from Bayer’s Australian Field Leader of Integrated Weed Management, Craig White about their new herbicide product “Mateno Complete” and how to use it effectively and sustainably in your farming system. As mentioned on the podcast, our latest Ask an Expert on soil degradation can be found here. ___________________________________________________________ Podcast presenters: Jessica Strauss & Peter Newman Podcast producer: Jessica Strauss
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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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