Independent Consultants Australia Network (ICAN)

GRDC pre-emergent herbicide behaviour workshops - 2022

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Most winter cropping systems are now heavily reliant on pre-emergent herbicides to underpin weed control for the first 6-10 weeks of the crop. In recent years, the Australian market has developed unique application techniques and product use patterns that allows use of several pre-emergent herbicides that would otherwise be toxic to the crop where they are being used. To achieve robust weed control, it is very important to understand how each herbicide interacts with the soil 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 for SA and Victoria will be delivered by Mark Congreve from 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.

The morning session will include topics such as:
- Getting herbicide to the soil – encompassing application, stubble management and reducing environmental losses
- How soil type; soil moisture and seeding system influence herbicide mobility; crop safety and product performance
- Where should we use IBS, PSPE or EPE application timing?
- Managing residual carry-over from applications in previous seasons
- What are the most important factors to consider for each of the key pre-emergent herbicides used in winter cropping

The afternoon session will include topics such as:
- There have been several new pre-emergent herbicides introduced in recent seasons. Where do each these fit best in the farming system?
- How do we plan a multi-year strategy which both optimises weed control, while also preserving the life of these important tools?

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.

These small group workshops will commence at 8.15am for an 8.30am start and will finish by approximately 3pm. Participant numbers will be limited on a first-in basis to ensure active participation and discussion. Workshop pre-registration is essential for Covid-19 compliance.

Cost of the workshop is $50 (inc GST) per workshop to cover catering and workshop materials.

Workshop locations for 2022

Date Location Venue
Tuesday 29 March 2022 Kadina, SA Copper Coast Sports & Leisure Ctr,
1 Doswell Terrace, Kadina SA 5554
Wednesday 30 March 2022 Booleroo Centre, SA Booleroo Centre Bowling Club,
57 Stephens St, Booleroo Centre, SA 5482
Thursday 31 March 2022 Freeling, SA F.A.R.M Centre,
40 Hanson St, Freeling, SA 5372
Monday 4 April 2022 Kaniva, Vic Kaniva Shire Hall,
15 Baker St, Kaniva, VIC 3419
Tuesday 5 April 2022 Birchip, Vic Birchip Community Leisure Centre,
Morrison St, Birchip, VIC 3483
Wednesday 6 April 2022 Echuca, Vic Echuca Workers Club,
165-173 Annesley St, Echuca, VIC 3564

Please note: As ICAN requires interstate travel from Queensland to deliver these workshops, they will only proceed if state borders entry/exit is permitted at the time of the workshop. Should we need to postpone any workshop(s), registrants will be able to hold their spot for a rescheduled workshop OR obtain a refund. Due to Covid restrictions, pre-registration is essential for these workshops and registrations will not be taken on the day.

Enquiries or to register interest in attending a workshop near you, please contact ICAN: Ph: 02 9482 4930 or OR fill in the on-line registration form below

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

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