Summer fallow spraying webinar

By: Carene Chong

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A free short webinar on effective herbicide spray application in summer fallows will be held on December 6 and is free for everyone to participate in.

Summer fallow spraying webinar
The free webinar is especially relevant to farmers in WA.

The informational web seminar is hosted by consultancy firm ICAN Rural and is supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).

ICAN Rural senior consultant Mark Congreve says the spray application webinar is particularly relevant to Western Australia.

"Changing weed species, changing climate patterns and the requirement for double knock applications using contact herbicides to control difficult weeds has seen a significant increase in summer fallow herbicide applications in most broadacre no-tillage farming operations," he says.

The webinar, Congreve adds, will be presented by spray application Bill Gordon and will discuss ways to effectively manage water rates, nozzle selection, boom height and ground speed under the rapidly changing daily environment conditions that typically occur during summer.

The webinar will be held at 7am Western Australian time on December 6 and will run for about 30 minutes followed by a Q&A session.

Participation is free but pre-registration is required so that those interested receives a link to the webinar software.

Interested individuals can register on ICAN Rural’s website.

In addition to the summer fallow spraying webinar, ICAN Rural also hosts a number of other weed management web courses such as:

  • Managing fleabane in zero-till farming systems on November 29 which will highlight the ecology of fleabane and why this is driving the spread of fleabane across the nation.
  • Understanding stubble and soil binding of pre-emergent herbicides used for ryegrass control in winter crops on December 13. This webinar will investigate the properties of key pre-emergent herbicides pyroxasulfone (Sakura), prosulfocarb/s-metolachlor (Boxer Gold), dimethenamid-P (Outlook) and trifluralin (Treflan) and how the herbicide properties affect stubble binding and soil mobility.

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