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EVERY WEED, EVERY SEED, EVERY FARM, EVERY YEAR.
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EVERY WEED, EVERY SEED, EVERY FARM, EVERY YEAR.

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Episodes

Farming with the premise of reducing reliance on chemicals

7/2/2019
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This week on the WeedSmart podcast, Jessica Strauss interviews co-host Peter Newman on why he's telling farmers they might not need a knockdown. We also chat with farmer Ian Taylor, who will be presenting at WeedSmart Week in Horsham about his innovative farming system and how his family is farming with the premise of reducing their reliance on chemicals. “Farmers are all in a war against weeds. We are winning, but you’re never going to win because the war will always continue. However, with...

Duration:00:26:32

The cost of a bad herbicide mix and innovative farmer Tim Rethus talks about his farming system

6/18/2019
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Herbicide mixes are not all one of the same. The efficacy of a mix can be affected significantly by the adjuvant its mixed with. On this podcast we chat with Research Agronomist with Jubilee Consulting, Andrew Somervaille. He explains herbicide mixes in more detail, with a particular emphasis on glyphosate. South Australian Independent Consultant, Craig Davis also talks about herbicide mixes and shares what advice he gives his clients in this regard. We also talk to Tim Rethus. He's an...

Duration:00:38:49

Addressing roadside weeds and previews to WeedSmart Week in Emerald and Horsham

6/5/2019
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We're excited to officially launch the ticket sales for not one, but two WeedSmart Week events in 2019 in this podcast. Our extension agronomists join us this week to provide overviews of our events in both Emerald and Horsham in August. An event which is just around the corner though is the Australian Local Government Association Conference where one of the topics will be roadside weeds. This is taking place from June 16-19. Andrew Storrie 'Agronomo' joins us on the podcast to explain how...

Duration:00:37:07

How to address soil compaction

5/21/2019
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Soil compaction is an issue farmers face in regions across the country, however, there are some unique differences between management approaches in the Western/Southern regions, compared to the Northern region. In this podcast, we chat with Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development WA Agricultural Development Officer, Bindi Isbister, who is based in Geraldton, WA, to get a Western/Southern perspective. Agronomy professional & crop nutrition specialist, Bede O’Mara, gives us...

Duration:00:31:29

Weather forecast accuracy and crop competition trial results

5/7/2019
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This week on the podcast, we look into how to utilise weather forecasts and get the latest information on crop competition trials conducted by YP AG. Agriculture Victoria Seasonal Risk Agronomist Dale Grey provides an excellent overview of what weather forecasts to take seriously and those which you should probably take with a grain of salt. Dale has a real knack for simplifying this complicated topic, so if you want to get a good overview of the weather, he's your man! Dale refers to no...

Duration:00:40:28

Chaff dump management and 'strip and disc' systems

4/9/2019
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Did you know you can bale your chaff dumps? South Australian farmer Andrew Ridgway, who is based in Pine Hill, has baled his chaff dumps this year to provide additional feed for stock in his area. Andrew tweeted about this novel way of managing chaff dumps, so we followed up with him to find out more about the process. We also caught up with WA farmer Rod Messina about how he's managing his dumps this year. Rod also talks to us about his recent trip over east where he was introduced to strip...

Duration:00:27:17

Vertical iHSD test results + the WEEDit

3/27/2019
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Technology in agriculture is rapidly evolving and being adopted by farmers in Australia. In this podcast, we catch up with the University of Sydney Associate Professor and Director of Weed Research Dr Michael Walsh to find out what his recent test results were on the vertical iHSD. He looked at the efficacy of the machine killing weed seeds and also looked at the effectiveness of the kill rate as the harvester increased its speed. We also caught up with Dalby Rural Supplies Precision Ag...

Duration:00:22:56

Our new Diversity Era course 'Pre-emergent Herbicides 101' is now live

3/19/2019
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Our new free course is here! In this podcast, you'll hear from your co-hosts Jessica Strauss and Peter Newman, who are joined by course presenters, Dr Chris Preston and Mark Congreve. WeedSmart Content Creator Cindy Benjamin also provides an update on what's new on the WeedSmart website. Pre-emergent Herbicides 101 will take you through the in’s and out’s of pre-emergent herbicides. The course is taught by Dr Chris Preston (Uni of Adelaide) and Mr Mark Congreve (ICAN)and the course covers...

Duration:00:31:00

Farmers share their harvest experience with weed seed impact mills and GRDC Updates

2/26/2019
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In our last podcast we heard from weed seed impact mill company representatives, so this week we're hearing from farmers on the ground and finding out about how they faired over harvest with both the Seed Terminator and iHSD. Farmers Kim Slarke and Scott Walton both share their experiences. We also hear from WeedSmart Southern Extension Agronomist Greg Condon on what he has been presenting at GRDC Updates this year. He gives an overview of the benefits of crop competition and diverse...

Duration:00:32:07

How the Seed Terminator & iHSD fared over harvest & the benefits of lime application

2/13/2019
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We're so excited to be back for 2019! This is our first podcast for the year and we look at how both the Seed Terminator and iHSD fared over harvest. Seed Terminator research and development director Dr Nick Berry gives insights into how the Seed Terminator went and talks about new models which are now available. McIntosh and Son Katanning branch manager Devon Gilmour tells us about how the iHSD went and talks about the now commercially available vertical mechanical iHSD. We also hear from...

Duration:00:43:30

Crop selection and rotation tips and post-harvest spraying

11/28/2018
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On the last podcast for 2018, we spoke with Dr Haydn Kuchel, who is CEO & Head of Breeding at AGT Breeding. AGT Breeding develops new field crop varieties. Haydn talks to us about AGT-run crop competition trials and how they influenced their breeding programs. We also learn about crop varieties coming online in the future. Finally, we checked in with AHRI and WeedSmart extension agronomist, Greg Condon. He gives an overview of crop sequencing and rotation, as well as providing some tips on...

Duration:00:38:55

2,4-D update, spray drift advice and how beneficial fungi works to suppress weeds

11/13/2018
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Would you like to know more about the changes to 2,4-D regulations? Nufarm Technical Marketing Lead André Sabeeney joins us on the podcast to give an overview. He also shares some more broad advice on spray drift. We’re also joined by Professor John Thompson from the Centre for Crop Health based at the University of Southern Queensland. He talks to us about beneficial fungi and its impact on crop growth. The benefits for crop growth occur when the beneficial fungus is in combined with the...

Duration:00:51:22

Farmers share their HWSC experiences with Planfarm Agronomist Dani Whyte

10/31/2018
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We have a special guest co-host this week, with Planfarm Agronomist Dani Whyte joining Jessica Strauss, providing insights on farmer interviews she conducted last harvest. Dani has been working on a GRDC RCSN project, looking at harvest weed seed control practices in the Kwinana East port zone. She conducted 10 farmer interviews in total. In this podcast, we hear from three of the farmers who participated in the project. Farmers Clint Della Bosca, Stephen Dolton and Ty Kirby all share their...

Duration:00:48:57

Crop topping, using Sharpen & getting ready for harvest

10/17/2018
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In the podcast this week, we focus on crop topping and the relatively new herbicide, Sharpen. In our last podcast, Andrew Messina talked to us about Case IH harvester set-up. This week farmer Lance Turner gives us the rundown on John Deere gear. AHRI and WeedSmart Agronomist Greg Condon talks to us about the benefits of crop topping and what to do if you suspect you’ve got herbicide resistance. We also hear from BASF Technical Services Manager, Phil Hoult, about the herbicide Sharpen. It’s...

Duration:00:35:15

Harvester set-up and implications of hay crossing borders

10/3/2018
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In the podcast this week, we’re focusing on harvester set-up and we also discuss how to capture weed seeds in the chaff fraction. John Broster from CSU gives some insight into the research on capturing weed seeds which was done by himself and Michael Walsh from Sydney University. A few years back, they measured how many weed seeds were entering the chaff fraction in a modern harvester. We also hear from WA farmer Andrew Messina about setting up Case harvesters. Finally, with the terrible...

Duration:00:37:56

Australasian Weeds Conference overview

9/19/2018
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In this podcast, we’re focusing on research and ideas out of the 21st Australasian Weeds Conference. WeedSmart's Jessica Strauss was lucky enough to attend and caught up with a number of researchers who presented. The AWC is a biennial conference and carries on a long tradition of bringing the weed management community together to discuss new developments and share information about cutting-edge and best weed management practices. The conference attracts more than 250 delegates from across...

Duration:00:37:04

Cross-resistance update from Chris Preston and Truflex Canola explainer

9/5/2018
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Serious herbicide resistance news has come out of South Australia, with a population of ryegrass from the Eyre Peninsula, having been confirmed resistant to all of the pre-emergent herbicides – Avadex, Arcade, Trifluralin, Propyzamide and Sakura, as well as two lesser-known herbicides EPTC and Thiobencarb. It was sampled in 2014 just two years after the release of Sakura in Australia. Metabolic cross-resistance is at play here. The really serious news is that a random survey in the South...

Duration:00:43:36

WeedSmart Week 2018 in Narrabri - An Overview

8/24/2018
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The podcast is a bit late this week as we've been busy in Northern NSW presenting WeedSmart Week! We kicked off the event with the Forum Day in Narrabri at Lochaber Station and then toured around the region visiting farms and hearing from growers and agronomists on their farming systems and weed control tactics. In this podcast, join your hosts Jessica Strauss and Peter Newman as they discuss how the event faired and hear from growers, agronomists and other industry folk who attended the...

Duration:00:41:25

Crop competition and optical spraying in the North

8/7/2018
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Join your hosts Jessica Strauss and Peter Newman as they discuss crop competition and optical spraying in the Northern region. Gulargambone Farmer Chris Roche talks about crop competition in his farming system and Agronomist Rob Long discusses optical spraying options in the Northern Region. Both Chris and Rob will be speaking at the WeedSmart Week Forum in Narrabri on August 20th.

Duration:00:30:36

WeedSmart Week is heading to the Northern Region!

7/25/2018
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As a whole, the northern grains region has had a very tough start to the 2018 winter cropping season. With a few showers around there are hopes of some reprieve from a long, dry spell. Unfortunately, weeds will most likely be the first to respond to rainfall and growers will need to make some difficult decisions surrounding their cropping program, pre-emergent herbicide applications and maximising the competitiveness of any crops that get established. In this podcast, we hear from grower...

Duration:00:28:43