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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Regional Update with Rob Long, Moree, NSW
Rob provides an overview of the regional conditions and what to look out for this time of year, with a focus on weeds. He says collecting weeds for resistance testing is really critical.
Herbicide tolerant pulses provide promise for future
Today on the podcast we talk about potential new herbicide tolerant pulse varieties and we also get a summary of how WeedSmart Week in Clare went.
Agriculture Victoria’s Dr Garry Rosewarne is our first guest. He joins us to talk about the research he’s been leading in looking at herbicide tolerances in pulses. As many growers are aware, pulses have limited in-crop herbicide options. However, with the development of breeding techniques involving mutagenesis, pulse germplasm has been developed with herbicide tolerances.
Our newly appointed WeedSmart Extension Agronomist for South Australia & Victoria, YP AG’s Chris Davey also joins us today as our second guest. He tells us about how WeedSmart Week in Clare faired.
As discussed on the podcast, if you’d like to register for our latest webinar on strip and disc systems, you can do so here.
Hosts: Jessica Strauss & Peter Newman
Podcast producer: Jessica Strauss