New information aid on crop herbicide injury

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has produced a Ute Guide app designed to assist in the recognition of injury symptoms caused by herbicides in broadacre winter and summer crops, and in turn assist in reducing crop damage from herbicides in the future. It describes and demonstrates the various types of symptoms that occur, as well as those symptoms caused by each herbicide group.

This information will enable better diagnosis of damage following the application of herbicide. The guide provides information regarding differential diagnosis and factors contributing to crop damage, as well as herbicide drift and off-target damage. A crop may suffer herbicide injury from improper rate or timing of application, cultivar susceptibility, adverse weather or soil conditions, and/or herbicide drift. Recognition of the symptoms of crop injury allows the cause of the injury to be identified and possibly prevented in future crops.

Visit the UteGuides website (www.uteguides.net.au) for access to web and iOS apps. An Android version will be available later in the year.

The GRDC is seeking growers and agronomists to test the newly-completed Android version of the app. Please contact Rachel Bowman at Seedbed Media on rachelb@seedbedmedia.com.au or 0412 290 673.

Interviews

Tom McCue, GRDC

02 6166 4500

Contact

Sharon Watt, Porter Novelli

0409 675100 

GRDC Project Code SBM00002

Region National