Independent Consultants Australia Network (ICAN)

GRDC summer fallow herbicide behaviour workshops - 2022

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Fallow herbicide application under summer conditions can be particularly challenging. Environmental conditions are often not conducive for optimum herbicide uptake, which can often result in reduced levels of control. Optimising summer herbicide decision making in 2022 will be even more critical than ever with the expected shortage of many fallow herbicides.

GRDC are supporting a series of fallow herbicide workshops for growers and agronomists that will be delivered by Mark Congreve from ICAN. These workshops will go into the science underpinning how herbicides work and how this drives decision making, product selection and application practices for summer spraying across the mid-north SA and Mallee farming systems.

Knowing what weeds will be controlled from a herbicide application is the easy bit – it’s on the label.

More challenging questions that we will cover in the workshop include:
- Why weeds that are adapted to growing over summer are often more difficult to control with knockdown herbicides
- The impact of environmental conditions on herbicide uptake & translocation
- Water quality and water conditioners
- Do we need to add extra adjuvant? When, where and why?
- Optimal spray quality, water volume and nozzle selection for different herbicides
- Reducing spray drift
- Tank mixing – friend or foe?
- Where to use paraquat vs glyphosate

Additionally, we will discuss how emerging resistance to knockdown herbicides means that we may longer be able to ‘get away with’ some practices and mixtures that have been standard practice in the past on ‘susceptible’ populations.

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 18 January 2022 Booleroo Centre, SA Booleroo Centre Sports Complex,
46-54 Arthur St, Booleroo Centre, SA 5482
Wednesday 19 January 2022 Loxton, SA Loxton Hotel,
45 East Terrace, Loxton, SA 5333
Thursday 20 January 2022 Mildura, Vic Mildura Lawn Tennis Club,
Hugh King Dr, Mildura, VIC 3500
Friday 21 January 2022 Swan Hill, Vic (Note WAS Pinnaroo, SA)

Please note: As ICAN requires interstate travel from Queensland to deliver these workshops, they will only proceed if state boarders 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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