Harvest weed seed control now mainstream
Take a listen to our latest podcast with Peter Newman and Jessica Strauss, talking about the latest AHRI paper which evaluated uptake of harvest weed seed control tools.
Harvest weed seed control is now mainstream
Thu, 13 Jul 2017
Australians invented the lawn mower, rotary clothes hoists, plastic bank notes, WiFi, the electric drill, and five of the six harvest weed seed control (HWSC) techniques. And while the Canadians invented the chaff cart (to feed livestock) it was Australian farmers and researchers who started using it for HWSC. So we’re going to claim HWSC as a true blue Aussie invention too! We are the inventors of some of the key tools of HWSC and a recent GRDC grower survey has shown that we are by far the world leaders in the adoption of these practices. Not so long ago…
High levels of adoption indicate that harvest weed seed control is now an established weed control practice in Australian cropping
Wed, 12 Jul 2017
Not so long ago, harvest weed seed control (HWSC) was only used by a minority of early adopting grain growers. Now it has gone mainstream and pretty soon just about everyone will be doing it.
This is the result from a national Australian GRDC grower survey reported in a recent scientific publication by Michael Walsh from University of Sydney. Every few years GRDC fund a large grower practices telephone survey. The most recent survey was conducted by CSIRO in 2014, and they collaborated with Michael to design the HWSC questions.