Independent Consultants Australia Network (ICAN)

July 2022 pre-emergent herbicides in coastal grain system workshops

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Pre-emergent herbicides are an important tool in managing weeds in the coastal weeds system. To achieve robust weed control, it is very important to understand how each herbicide interacts with the soil, stubble and trash load and the environment, while also ensuring correct herbicide and crop seed separation to achieve the adequate crop safety required for establishment.

These ¾-day GRDC supported workshops will be targeted to Coastal NNSW crops and will be delivered by ICAN. The workshops will be targeted to growers and their advisers and look to explore the key factors that drive performance of pre-emergent herbicides.

Areas of focus will be

  • Getting herbicide to the soil – encompassing application, stubble and trash management and reducing environmental losses (e.g. leaching)
  • How soil type; soil moisture and seeding system influence herbicide mobility; crop safety and product performance
  • Where are the weed seeds in the soil profile, and why is this important?
  • Where should we use IBS, PSPE or EPE application timing?
  • Managing residual carry-over from applications in previous seasons
  • How do we optimise the key pre-emergent herbicides? And where do each best fit in the farming system?

Participants will leave with a better understanding of the key factors dictating herbicide performance and what can be done in the paddock to ensure weed control is maximised.

2022 workshop locations

  • Harwood - Tuesday 19 July 2022, Harwood Community Hall, River St, Harwood Island
  • Ballina - Wednesday 20 July 2022, Ballina RSL, 1 Grant St, Ballina
  • Casino - Thursday 21 July 2022, Casino RSM, 162 Canterbury St, Casino
  • Murwillumbah - Friday 22 July 2022, Murwillumbah Services Club, 10 Wollumbin St, Murwillumbah

For further information contact Mark Congreve, 0427 209 234 or Erica McKay, 0417 063 036

Timing: ¾ day workshop. 8.15am arrival for an 8.30am start.

There is no cost to participate in these workshops.

These workshops are part of the GRDC investment “Expanding grain production in Coastal NSW through improved weed management”. The workshops are free of charge however participant numbers will be limited. Registrations will be accepted on a first come basis.

If you would like to register multiple people from the same organisation, please contact us for a group booking. Email: Erica McKay

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