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WeedSmart Podcast

Summary: Welcome to the hub of the WeedSmart Podcast! Each fortnight we'll whip around the cropping regions focusing on weed control and issues which have cropped up (pun intended). Your hosts, Jessica Strauss and Peter Newman will be poking fun at themselves and each other. We look forward to giving you a snappy, informative update from the comfort of your tractor, ute, or wherever you may be on the road or farm. Producer: Jessica Strauss Hosts: Jessica Strauss and Peter Newman Intro music credit for podcasts prior to June 2018: www.bensound.com

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 US weed control group GROW joins forces with WeedSmart and our pre-harvest guide | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:38:34

On this edition of the WeedSmart podcast, we’re talking all things pre-harvest. Our South Australian-based Southern Extension Agronomist, Chris Davey joins us to give us the rundown on what growers need to be thinking about before harvest kicks off. We also catch up with GROW advocate, Virginia Tech Associate Professor and Extension Weed Science Specialist, Michael Flessner about the new partnership between WeedSmart and GROW. GROW stands for Getting Rid of Weeds and is a publicly led network coordinating research and outreach, providing science-based information and decision support tools to make agriculture more sustainable and precise. On the podcast, we also mentioned we've got some great new content. Here are the details: We’ve got a new blog post looking at livestock containment areas. Sam and Emily Eagle share their experience with how this has been a valuable long-term livestock production and weed control tool. Check it out here: https://weedsmart.org.au/more-lambs-less-weeds-in-sheep-containment-systems/ We also have two new Case Studies. The first is on Andrew and Gina Kenny who farm at Badgingarra, in WA’s west midlands. They’re using an integrated program of crop rotation, mouldboard ploughing, grazing and chaff lining to keep their weed numbers very low. Check it out here: https://weedsmart.org.au/case-studies/andrew-kenny-badgingarra-wa/ The second is on Mat Freeman who farms an aggregation of cropping properties at Mullewa and Walkaway in the Geraldton Port Zone of WA. Read it here: https://weedsmart.org.au/case-studies/mat-freeman-walkaway-wa/ _____________________________________________________________ Podcast presenter and producer: Jessica Strauss Podcast presenter: Peter Newman

 Regional Update - Andrew Storrie, WA, on controlling caltrop | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:13:40

Caltrop is becoming an increasingly problematic weed to deal with in parts of WA’s farming regions and is a pest Australia-wide. Growers in the Esperance port zone recently raised the issue of caltrop weed in their region at a recent grower network member meeting. So, today on the Regional Update, agronomist Andrew Storrie, who is also known as “Agronomo” will talk to us about how to best control this weed.

 Single Shot drone weed mapping & spraying technology and CBH's new approach to MRLs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:42:12

Today on the podcast we’re going to be learning about CBH Group’s new approach to residue limits. CBH Group Agronomist, Steven Tilbrook, will join us to discuss how they’re addressing maximum residue limits. We also will be hearing from John, Tony, and Ben Single about their air-borne weed sensor, Single Shot. This weed sensor rapidly detects and maps weeds. Ben Single describes how he saw the benefits of separating the weed detection and weed spraying tasks and set about building the platform, working with Newcastle-based company, Robotic Systems to make the idea a reality. On the podcast, we also mentioned we've got some great new content for you to check out. If you'd like to find out more about Single Shot, you can read an article we did on it here: https://weedsmart.org.au/taking-a-single-shot-at-weeds/ We’ve got a new “Ask an Expert” article with University of Adelaide weeds research and PhD candidate, Alicia Merriam. She answers the question "Where to next in controlling herbicide resistant broadleaf weeds in IMI-tolerant lentils?: You can find the answer here: https://weedsmart.org.au/where-to-next-in-controlling-herbicide-resistant-broadleaf-weeds-in-imi-tolerant-lentils/ We’ve also got a new article on stacking the odds against awnless barnyard grass. Check it out here: https://weedsmart.org.au/stacking-the-odds-against-awnless-barnyard-grass/ Thanks for tuning in and we'll catch you on the Regional Update next Monday! ____________________________________________________________ Podcast producer: Jessica Strauss Podcast hosts: Jessica Strauss, Peter Newman

 REGIONAL UPDATE - Southern Extension Agronomist, Greg Condon, Junee | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:31

Today on the Regional Update, we catch up with our WeedSmart Southern Extension Agronomist, Greg Condon, who is based in Junee, NSW. We focus on late-season weed assessments and what growers and advisers need to plan for the rest of the season.

 SA farmers share how the Big 6 fits in their farming systems and why any amount of HWSC matters | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:40:15

Today on the podcast we hear from two South Australian farmers, Russell Zwar and Tom Gardner, who were part of our recent Clare WeedSmart Week event. They tell us all about how they apply the Big 6 in their farming systems. We also hear about some new research into bromegrass. The latest research supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation shows that any amount of harvest weed seed control is better than none. Western Australia Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development research officer Catherine Borger, joins us on the podcast to tell us more. We plug our upcoming webinar 'Handling weeds in high residue farming systems – Strip & Disc' with Dr Michael Walsh and our Southern Extension Agronomist, Greg Condon in the podcast. You can register for it here: https://uwa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CWxAGlrrTLmgJgimXewFSQ Also, if you'd like to check out the Weed Seed Wizard decision tool, you can do so here: https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/weed-seed-wizard/weed-seed-wizard-download-and-help _______________________________________________________________ Podcast Producer: Jessica Strauss Podcast Hosts: Jessica Strauss, Peter Newman

 REGIONAL UPDATE - Rob Long, Moree, NSW | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:28

On this episode of the Regional Update, we’re catching up with Delta Ag Agronomist, Rob Long. Rob is based in Moree in Northern NSW. Rob provides an overview of the regional conditions and what to look out for this time of year, with a focus on weeds. He says collecting weeds for resistance testing is really critical.

 Herbicide tolerant pulses provide promise for future | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:07

Today on the podcast we talk about potential new herbicide tolerant pulse varieties and we also get a summary of how WeedSmart Week in Clare went. Agriculture Victoria’s Dr Garry Rosewarne is our first guest. He joins us to talk about the research he’s been leading in looking at herbicide tolerances in pulses. As many growers are aware, pulses have limited in-crop herbicide options. However, with the development of breeding techniques involving mutagenesis, pulse germplasm has been developed with herbicide tolerances. Our newly appointed WeedSmart Extension Agronomist for South Australia & Victoria, YP AG’s Chris Davey also joins us today. He tells us about how WeedSmart Week in Clare faired. If you'd like to register for our latest webinar on strip and disc systems, you can do so here: https://weedsmart.org.au/webinars/ _____________________________________________________________ Hosts: Jessica Strauss & Peter Newman Podcast producer: Jessica Strauss

 REGIONAL UPDATE - Dylan Hirsch, Latham, WA | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:38

Today we’re catching up with WA farmer, Dylan Hirsch, for the regional update. Dylan is a self-professed farming and science geek and he was a 2018 Nuffield Scholar recipient. Dylan farms in Latham, which is in the mid-west of WA. You can follow him on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/hirschirsch

 What the lifting of SA's GM moratorium means for growers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:33:21

After a short break, we're back! Today we’re catching up with Business Development Manager West at Bayer, Hugh Trenorden about the lifting of the GM moratorium in South Australia and what that means for growers. WeedSmart Week in Clare is also next week! You can still get tickets up until midnight tonight. You can find out more about the event and get your tickets here: https://weedsmart.org.au/weedsmart-week-south-australia/ In light of this, we’re catching up with Herbicide Resistance Weed Specialist at University of Adelaide and Director of Plant Science Consulting, Dr Peter Boutsalis to get a preview on what he’ll be presenting on the forum day. We also talked about our upcoming webinars on the podcast. Our next webinar is this Friday with Dr Roberto Busi. He'll be presenting with Peter Newman on testing all herbicides used on-farm for herbicide resistance. You can find out more and register here: https://uwa.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WGF2_9KQQMWVIZ_6mFdvsw ___________________________________________ Hosts: Jessica Strauss & Peter Newman Producer: Jessica Strauss

 REGIONAL UPDATE - Ben Wundersitz, Central Yorke Peninsula, SA | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:46

After a short break, the Regional Update is back. On this episode, we're catching up with Ben Wundersitz who farms on the Yorke peninsula at Anna Binna. Ben gives us an overview of the seasonal conditions he's been experiencing in his region as well as a teaser as to what he'll be sharing in his presentation at WeedSmart Week in Clare next week. Anna Binna is spread across 6,000 hectares, from Port Victoria to Price and employs five full-time staff.  Anna Binna is run as a lean operation and Ben has been an early adopter of precision guidance systems which means plant and equipment can be operated 24 hours a day when necessary. Twitter: @AnnaBinnaFarm Tickets to WeedSmart Week are on sale until Wednesday, August 26. Get yours here: https://weedsmart.org.au/weedsmart-week-south-australia/

 BONUS: Regional Update with Dr Stephen Yeates | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:17

On this week's Regional Update, CSIRO Agriculture's Dr Stephen Yeates is taking us all the way up north to the Burdekin to give a Northern Regional Update. Steve has been working on a GRDC invested project in this area and will reveal some of the key outcomes. He also gives an insight into the farming systems in this region and how best to keep on top of weeds.

 WeedSmart Week Preview for Clare, SA! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:30

Today on the podcast we have a special preview of WeedSmart Week in Clare. As you might have already seen, WeedSmart Week is going ahead and tickets are now on sale! In this podcast, we’re going to be hearing from YP AG Agronomist, Chris Davey who has helped put the event together and will also be presenting on our Forum Day. We’ll also be hearing from grower Jarred Tilley. Jarred will be hosting a farm visit at his property for WeedSmart Week Clare. Finally, we hear from one of last year’s attendees and farm visit hosts, Sam Eagle. If you'd like to get your tickets for WeedSmart Week Clare, click here: https://weedsmart.org.au/weedsmart-week-south-australia/ To check out the WeedSmart Big 6, click here: https://weedsmart.org.au/the-big-6/ To follow us on Facebook, click here: https://www.facebook.com/WeedSmartAU/ To follow us on Twitter, click here: https://twitter.com/WeedSmartAU Finally, make sure you're subscribed to our monthly newsletter, the WeedSmart Whip Around: https://weedsmart.org.au/subscribe/ ___________________________________________________________ Host: Jessica Strauss Producer: Jessica Strauss

 BONUS: Regional Update with David Kingston | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:31

David Kingston is a mixed farmer from The Rock in southern New South Wales. He farms with his brother and they're making decisions on their farm on how to get on top of glyphosate resistant ryegrass. His brother recently attended a workshop in Temora which was put on by Farmlink and the GRDC which delved deeper into glyphosate resistance. David and his brother have made some big changes in response to the ryegrass problem they're facing and he shares their experience with us on the podcast today.

 BONUS: Regional Update with Andrew Storrie Session | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:14

Today on the Regional Update podcast, we are going to be getting the details on the 2020 Summer Weed Survey of WA Cropping districts, which GRDC invested in. Between January and April this year, 197 paddocks were surveyed to assess for what weeds were present to provide a detailed insight into the trends in Summer weed emergence. We’re going to be chatting with Andrew Storrie, also known as AGRONOMO, to find out more. In this podcast, Andrew talks about the importance of killing weeds when they're small, particularly for Summer weeds as they can be harder to kill once they get bigger. Check out the updated GRDC broadacre cropping weeds ute guide here to help you identify weeds at all growth stages: https://grdc.com.au/news-and-media/news-and-media-releases/national/2020/may/new-and-improved-grdc-weed-ute-guide-now-available _________________________________________________ Host and producer: Jessica Strauss

 Digging into the details of problem weeds, focusing on Feathertop Rhodes grass & blue lupins | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:57

Today on the WeedSmart podcast we’re focusing on problem weeds across Australian cropping regions. We’ll be hearing about the weed blue lupins from WA grower Jamie Greaves. We’ll also be focusing on Feathertop Rhodes Grass and how this is proving to be an issue for growers in Northern New South Wales, with sporadic patches popping up. University of Adelaide Professor, Dr Chris Preston and Northern Grower Alliance CEO, Richard Daniel, join us to shed some light on this issue and how to get on top of this weed. Our Southern Extension Agronomist, Greg Condon, joins us as the podcast co-host today. _____________________________________ Hosts: Jessica Strauss & Greg Condon Producer: Jessica Strauss

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