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Grow a crop worth frosting
Correct early crop sowing strategies can be unravelled by a frost event later in the season. In this podcast, we get a previewed the topics which were covered in our March 22 webinar.
Early sowing is a proven strategy that can be used to minimise the weed burden and maximise crop yield – the question remains how to manage frost risk?
ConsultAg Agronomist Garren Knell (who was also on the webinar) and farmer Gary Lang discusses mitigating the risks of frost with your hosts Jessica Strauss and Peter Newman.
You can watch the webinar here.
Spray drift & crop competition
Join your hosts Jessica Strauss and Peter Newman in the first podcast for March! Spraying weeds and choosing seeds are the hot topics this podcast.
We chat with Nufarm Australia Spray Application Specialist Bill Gordon, who gives some great tips and insights on correct set-up. Rohan Brill also joins us for insight on choosing canola seeds and the benefits of crop competition!
Our webinar series is also kicking off for 2017 next week! If you’d like to register for the March 7 webinar with Rohan Brill, who will be going into more detail on crop competition, click here!
Pre-emergent herbicides and ensuring summer weeds are kept at bay
Dr Chris Preston chats to us about correct pre-emergent herbicide use and Colin McMaster discusses how treating Summer weeds while they’re small has benefits for your back pocket, by ensuring nitrogen and soil moisture is kept available for your crops!
It’s the first podcast of 2017 and we’re excited to be chatting with Andrew Storrie from Agronomo and the Australian Glyphosate Sustainability Working Group about Summer Weeds.
Peter Newman and Jessica Strauss catch up too and chat maximising soil moisture to get the best crop possible!
Harvest is done and dusted for the majority of growers across the nation.
In this Christmas edition podcast which is our last for the year, we catch up with Nick McKenna from Planfarm, who caught up with growers in WA’s Esperance region on their use of chaff lines and tram lines.
We also hear from farmers in that region. Our Northern Region Extension Officer Paul McIntosh officers his insights into Grain Sorghum too. It’s our last podcast for 2016, so come along for the ride!
Harvest Part 2
In this second podcast focusing on harvest Peter Newman and Jessica Strauss discuss harvest losses and chaff carts, talking to guests Kondinin Group’s Ben White, and Agpro Management owner Ed Riggall.
For more details on chaff carts, take a look at AHRI Insight #74 here.
You can find out more details on the Research Report from March 2014 which was discussed with Ben White here.
Harvest Part 1
With harvest kicking off across Australia, we check in with Warren Treasure who is using the iHSD.
John Broster talks about the research he and Michael Walsh conducted on catching weed seeds and we hear from Ray Harrington on the history of the Harrington Seed Destructor and where it is today.
Frost, floods and 2,4-D
Over the last few weeks the parts of Western Australia have been impacted by frost, while some growers in the East have had to deal with floods.
In this first AHRI WeedSmart podcast, we look at what this means for growers, as well as checking in with some new research on 2,4-D.