Herbicide workshops for better use

Author: | Date: 07 Mar 2018

A series of well regarded herbicide workshops begins next week in Cowra, Cootamundra and Barooga (Cobram), with Swan Hill, Griffith, Wagga Wagga and Dubbo workshops in the following week.

Open to agronomists and growers the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) will delve into the science underpinning herbicide labels and aims to leave attendees with a better understanding of how herbicides work and what to do in the paddock to ensure results are maximised.

Morning workshop sessions at each location will focus on “Understanding post emergent grass herbicides (including glyphosate and paraquat)”. At Cootamundra, Barooga and Griffith there will be an additional afternoon workshop “Pre-emergent herbicides and interaction with the soil and environment”, which will be held after lunch. Where both workshops are being held, attendees can register for one or both workshops.

The post emergent workshop covers the science that underpins how different post-emergent grass active herbicides work and links this understanding to optimising field performance. It will delve into herbicide resistance, biochemistry and apply this thinking to everyday herbicide decisions.

The pre-emergent workshop looks at how the increasing resistance to post-emergent herbicides has advisers looking towards more integrated solutions, with the use of pre-emergent herbicides on the increase.

Understanding how these tools interact with the environment can help agronomists achieve predictable performance from pre-emergent herbicides by providing an understanding of the properties of the pre-emergent herbicide and how this dictates their performance.

Dates and Location of the GRDC Herbicide Workshops are:

  • Tuesday 13 March, Cowra Services Club
  • Wednesday 14 March, Cootamundra Ex- Servicemens and Citizens Memorial Club
  • Friday 16 March, Sporties Barooga
  • Monday 19 March, Comfort Inn Lady Augusta, Swan Hill
  • Tuesday 20 March, Griffith Exies
  • Wednesday 21 March, Wagga Wagga Ag Institute
  • Thursday 22 March, Dubbo RSL Club

The cost is $50 (GST inclusive) per workshop. Workshops will be in a small group format, running for 4 hours. Participant numbers will be limited to ensure active participation and discussion. Pre-registration is essential.

Enquiries or to register interest in attending a course near you can be found on the ICAN website, or please contact ICAN: Ph: 02 9482 4930 Fx: 02 9482 4931 or erica@icanrural.com.au.

Contact Details


Ellen McNamara, Cox Inall Communications
0429 897 129