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Harvest weed seed control is now mainstream

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Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI)

Harvest weed seed control is now mainstream

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…

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Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI)

Harvest weed seed control tools – they all work

On November 5th, 2010, a truck arrived at Yuna at the northern tip of the Western Australian wheatbelt. Its cargo was a John Deere 9650 harvester with a tow-behind Harrington Seed Destructor attached. Twenty local farmers had arrived to see the new machine that they’d heard about for so long. And what did he find from two years of this GRDC funded, AHRI supported research? One, solitary number: 60%. That’s not the whole story though…read on for more!

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Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI)

Harvest Weed Seed Control in the North (it’s possible)

Two English shoe salesmen were sent to Africa in the late 1800’s to see if there was a market for their product. The first salesman reported back, “Situation hopeless, no-one wears shoes, returning home immediately.” The second salesman reported back, “Glorious opportunity, no-one wears shoes.” Salesman two is the real entrepreneur, the person who sees opportunity where others do not. Very few grain growers in Queensland or northern NSW use harvest weed seed control. Many feel that most weed seeds shed before harvest so there is little point. Funnily enough, this is what the Americans said, and it turns out…

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