WeedSmart Wisdom

We can’t fit every weed tool into the WeedSmart Big 6, so WeedSmart Wisdom is here to remind you of those other essential factors to consider when planning your weed control strategy.

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Testing for herbicide susceptibility and resistance

Testing weeds for herbicide susceptibility and resistance can save growers thousands of dollars, making the investment of a few hundred in testing very worthwhile. Read More...
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Do coarse nozzles compromise summer spray efficacy?

Select nozzles that deliver the largest spray quality to reduce spray drift and implement measures that don't compromise summer weed control. Read More...
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Velocity resistance flags the value of herbicide resistance testing pre-harvest

High-level resistance to Velocity is confirmed in wild radish. Test survivor weeds this season. 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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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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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...
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Kicking the herbicide habit

The single cause of herbicide resistance in weeds is selection pressure through herbicide use. Other strategies must be implemented urgently. Read More...
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How can I ensure my complex tank mix is compatible and will spray out?

Having many products in a tank mix, makes it increasingly difficult to prevent adverse chemical reactions from occurring in the ‘brew’. Read More...
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Mix up your approach to fenceline weeds

Glyphosate resistance can, and does, quietly build up in a wide variety of weed species growing in non-production areas, like fencelines. Read More...
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Never cut the herbicide application rate

Reducing the application rate of herbicides increases a weed's ability to evolve resistance. Any saving in chemical costs is significantly outweighed by the risk of the low dose causing faster herbicide resistance evolution. Read More...
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Spray well – correct nozzles, adjuvants and water rates

Effective spray application ensures highest efficacy for the product, gaining best possible weed kill and reducing the number of survivors. Read More...
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Clean borders – avoid evolving resistance on the fenceline

Herbicide resistance is frequently identified first along borders such as fencelines, roadways and around farm infrastructure. Read More...
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Clean seed – don’t seed resistant weeds

Planting clean seed avoids the risk of spreading herbicide resistance and ensures the crop gets a head start on the weeds. Read More...
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How do you manage summer weeds without spraying at night?

We can’t fit every weed tool into the WeedSmart Big 6, so WeedSmart Wisdom is here to remind you of those other essential factors to consider when planning your weed control strategy. Our Wisdoms are Never cut the rate – always follow label instructions Spray well – choose correct nozzles, adjuvants and water rates Clean […]...
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Are you going spraying or killing weeds?

We can’t fit every weed tool into the WeedSmart Big 6, so WeedSmart Wisdom is here to remind you of those other essential factors to consider when planning your weed control strategy. Our Wisdoms are Never cut the rate – always follow label instructions Spray well – choose correct nozzles, adjuvants and water rates Clean […]...

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S07E21: Innovation in selective spray technology opening up growers’ options

On this podcast episode, we welcome our latest WeedSmart Partner, Hardi! We catch up with Hardi Innovation Manager, Heath Thompson to discuss the partnership and their selective spray technology, GeoSelect. Read More...
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S07E07: Competitive and profitable crops from fixing sub-soil acidity

Using soil amelioration to fix sub-soil acidity can lead to huge yield and profit gains. Read More...
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S06E31: Grazing resistant ryegrass key to weed control success for Scholz family

Murray and Emma Scholz are having a real win with grazing to keep ryegrass at bay. Peter Boutsalis provides an update on clethodim resistance and shares some practical tips on how to keep on top of ryegrass. Read More...
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S06E30: Regional Update – Daniel Birch, Catalina Farms, Coorow

Daniel Birch who is based near Coorow in Western Australia’s mid-west joins us on the Regional Update in this episode. Daniel recently took part in a resistance survey conducted by Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative Researcher, Dr Roberto Busi. I caught up with Dan at the resistance workshop Roberto held in Dalwallinu a few weeks ago.  Read More...
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S06E29: Spray camera technology proves popular for Esperance farmers & Epivio C explainer

WeedSmart Week Esperance was a great success, so in this episode we provide recap on how it went. We also be hear from Sean Roberts from Syngenta on their new sorghum seed safener Epivio C. Read More...
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S06E27: Soil amelioration changed the game for Esperance farming family

On this podcast, we hear from Beaumont farmers, Phil Longmire, and son Tom. Tom explains how boundary mapping and soil amelioration were game-changing decisions for their farm. Read More...
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S06E25: With a 450,000 ha cotton crop predicted, getting weed control right counts

On this podcast, we chat to the Northern Grower Alliance CEO, Richard Daniel about some surprising survey results on optical spraying. Read More...
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S06E23: Farmers can now help improve green on green technology

On this edition of the podcast, we're looking at how farmers can now actively become citizen scientists by improving weed recognition for machine learning.   Read More...
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S06E21: How soil amelioration saved the day for Warakirri’s Condingup enterprise

Find out soil amelioration saved the day for Warakirri's Condingup farm manager, Con Murphy in this podcast. Read More...
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S06E06: Innovative southern growers share their wins in controlling weeds

In this episode, you'll hear from innovative farmers on how they're approaching weed control at their place, using the Big 6. Read More...
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S06E02: Upwards of 90% weed seed burial with some soil amelioration approaches

Research Scientist, Dr Stephen Davies, joins us to explain what’s involved with soil amelioration and the benefits of this approach in this podcast. Read More...

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Making Every Drop(let) Count – An International Perspective on Spraying Efficiencies

WeedSmart southern extension agronomist Chris Davey and Canadian spray technology expert Tom Wolf discuss efficient and effective spray application. Read More...

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Mixing and batching for agricultural chemical application technical guide

Avoid chemical mixing errors and see how growers are setting up their batching systems for added efficiencies. Read More...

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