These webinars will address new options available to farmers in managing the weed seed bank as well as strategies to help promote the long term sustainability of herbicides.
Join us from wherever you are on the farm – in the paddock, ute, tractor or office – by streaming this webinar series to your smart phone, tablet, laptop or computer.
Webinar 1: Grazing chaff dumps – Weds 8 October 2014, 1-2PM AEDT
Join Andrew Boultbee, grower from York WA and Peter Newman Leader of Communications, Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative as they discuss the benefits of grazing chaff dumps versus burning. Instead of burning the chaff heaps, Andrew Boultbee started grazing this resource during summer. The sheep flatten the chaff heaps to a very small pile and help to redistribute some of the nutrients in these heaps back out to the paddock.
Webinar 2: Diverting weed seeds onto permanent tramlines – Weds 15 October 2014, 1-2PM AEDT
Tune in again to hear Peter Newman and Esperance grower Mark Wandel talk about the latest practice of diverting weed seeds on to permanent tramlines. As an add-on benefit to a controlled traffic system, diverting chaff from the harvester into compacted wheel tracks or tramlines gives harvested weed seeds a tough environment to grow and spread.
Event: Webinar Series: win the war against harvest weed seeds
When: Wednesday, 8 October 2014 and Wednesday, 15 October 2014
@ 1.00pm – 2.00pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Time).)
During the webinar questions can be asked via a ‘chat’ window on the webinar page or by tweeting #weedsmart. You can also email questions in advance to Kate Leahy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information is in the attached invitation. Please feel free to forward this invitation to your networks.