Fin­ley work­shop on grass weeds

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Agronomists and in­ter­ested grow­ers are in­vited to a Grains Re­search and De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion work­shop fo­cus­ing on post-emer­gent grass her­bi­cides, in­clud­ing non-se­lec­tive her­bi­cides.

ICAN se­nior con­sul­tant and in­te­grated weed man­age­ment ex­pert Mark Con­greve said as the grains in­dus­try strug­gles with ever in­creas­ing her­bi­cide re­sis­tance, these ef­fec­tive tools are com­ing un­der in­creas­ing pres­sure to per­form.

‘‘We need to fully un­der­stand how each mode of ac­tion works and how to max­imise its per­for­mance, as they are not as ro­bust and for­giv­ing as they were in the past be­fore re­sis­tance,’’ Mr Con­greve said.

‘‘This work­shop starts with the bio­chem­istry and phys­i­ol­ogy of how the her­bi­cides work, then looks at how this knowl­edge in­flu­ences prod­uct per­for­mance un­der dif- fer­ent sit­u­a­tions and how this can be op­ti­mised.

‘‘This is the lat­est in­for­ma­tion, so ev­ery agron­o­mist at­tend­ing will learn some­thing new whether they’ve been in the pad­dock for one year or 20.’’

The work­shop will fo­cus on the pri­mary modes of ac­tion used to tar­get grass weeds and will be held at Fin­ley RS Club from 8.30am to 12.30pm on June 22. The work­shop will be in a small group for­mat and par­tic­i­pant num­bers will be limited.

Cost is $50 and pre­reg­is­tra­tion is es­sen­tial. Con­tact ICAN on (02) 9482 4930 or [email protected]­rural.com.au.

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