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Weedsmart: Is harvest weed seed control an option in the northern region?

Grain Central, 13 September 2018

Harvest weed seed control pioneer Dr Michael Walsh is convinced it is, and explains here why the tactic can be effectively deployed against northern region weeds.

‘Weedos’ gather in Sydney to share latest weed management insights + PICS

James Nason, 10 September 2018

Hundreds of researchers, scientists, agronomists and weed control officers from around Australia have gathered in Sydney this week to talk latest weed control strategies at the 21st Australasian Weeds Conference.

Herbicide resistance key focus of 21st Australasian Weeds Conference

Grain Central, 05 September 2018

Weed management practices in the grains and cropping sector are under scrutiny as field practitioners collaborate with researchers use technology to manage problem weeds in farming systems. View details of the 21st Australasian Weeds Conference in Sydney next week.

Machine vision systems ‘seek and destroy’ weeds in-crop

Grain Central, 20 August 2018

Robotic sensing systems with the capacity to identify weeds within a crop are being developed as part of the next advance in weed control technology.

What can be done to regain control of herbicide resistant sowthistle?

Guest Author, 17 August 2018

With sowthistle undergoing changes in emergence patterns and developing resistance to a wide array of herbicide groups, the only form of herbicide control available late in the season is the use of desiccants.

Sowthistle/fleabane key targets in herbicide resistance battle

Grain Central, 31 July 2018

Temperature may be a key factor in the development of resistance to the broad spectrum herbicide, glyphosate, in weed species such as sowthistle.

Getting the edge on brome grass on non-wetting soils

Grain Central, 16 July 2018

Mallee Farming Systems (MSF) trials on non-wetting sands consistently show that the increased surface soil moisture, crop establishment, crop biomass and crop/brome competition effects achieved through edge-row sowing can reduce brome grass seed set.

Winter pulses can compete, even without herbicide

Grain Central, 04 July 2018

In the light of increasing herbicide resistance in many weeds, strong crop competition is required to do more of the ‘heavy lifting’ within an integrated weed management program.

Harvest weed seed control – spoiled rotten for choice: the sequel

Guest Author, 03 July 2018

Farmers in 2018 looking to manage weeds and the threat of herbicide resistance are spoilt for choice when it comes to harvest weed seed control with seven tools to choose from.

Can sheep turn weed seeds and chaff into cash?

Guest Author, 02 July 2018

Anecdotal evidence of the value of chaff heaps as a stock feed has proven that there is money to be made from using chaff heaps, and probably chaff lines, as a summer feed source for sheep.