Area Wide Weed Management

Background

A novel approach to weed management in Australia is being investigated with the start of a project that aims to research the management, economic and social benefits of tackling weeds on a broader scale.

The traditional approach to tackling weeds has been to focus on paddock or farm scale management. Instead, this project aims to take an area-wide approach to weed management with the theory being that if the number of weeds over the entire landscape can be reduced, everyone in that area should benefit, especially when dealing with weeds with mobile seed and pollen.

In the Sunraysia region, we are working with broadacre farmers, wine grape, dried fruit, citrus and almond growers to trial different weed management practices to control flaxleaf fleabane and especially where some industries share a boundary.

There are a number of potential weed issues related to fleabaneā€™s ability to move across farm borders. This includes herbicide resistance spread, new weeds entering districts and spray drift.



Area Wide Weed Management Updates

Good neighbours stop the spread of weeds

Description We catch up with Chris Preston in Mildura as part of the Area Wide Management of Weeds project. Glyphosate resistance has been identified as a key issue when managing highly dispersive weeds and taking a ‘good neighbour’ approach to weed management has been identified as a key practice to getting on top of highly…

Area wide management of pests – it can work!

Description On this episode host Tanja Morgan is joined by Matt Strmiska, Consultancy Lead with EE Muir Sons who hails from Fresno, California. Matt has spent a decade of his career working with some of the largest horticultural growers in the region to minimize pesticide use by applying knowledge practically. In this episode, Matt speaks…

Area Wide Weed Management Summer Weeds

Non-phenoxy options for use with optical sprayers in summer fallow Location: Yatpool, Victoria. Phenoxy herbicides are at high risk of causing off-site damage to susceptible crops such as horticulture, therefore Sunraysia farmers are extremely cautious when using such phenoxy herbicides which is to the detriment of weed control. We have compared six products registered for…

Area Wide Weed Management Trial Spraying

Yatpool trial site Herbicide spray application using Modern Optical Spot Sprat Technology (OSST) applying alternative knockdown treatments registered by Nufarm. AcknowledgmentsThis project is supported through funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources as part of its Rural R&D for Profit program and the Grains Research and Development Corporation and the Cotton…

Area Wide Management for Fleabane

This project is supported through funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture as part of its Rural R&D for Profit program and the Grains Research and Development Corporation and the Cotton Research and Development Corporation. Split screen virtual tours displaying Fleabane pre treatment and two weeks post treatment for comparison Observations University of Adelaide,…

Area Wide Management for Ryegrass

This project is supported through funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture as part of its Rural R&D for Profit program and the Grains Research and Development Corporation and the Cotton Research and Development Corporation. Split screen virtual tours displaying Ryegrass pre treatment and two weeks post treatment for comparison Observations University of Adelaide,…


Acknowledgments
This project is supported through funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources as part of its Rural R&D for Profit program and the Grains Research and Development Corporation and the Cotton Research and Development Corporation.

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