Weed videos show growers 'how to' at harvest

Date: 04 Nov 2013

Harvested crop

Southern region grain growers contemplating harvest weed seed control (HWSC) measures can access technical information ‘bites’ in new Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) YouTube videos.

GRDC plant health technologies program manager Ken Young said the timely videos, featuring interviews with leading Australian researchers and growers, had been developed as part of a GRDC weed management series.

“In addition to outlining the general concepts and practices of weed seed capture at harvest, there are excellent videos featuring design features of windrowing chutes and chaff carts, as well as practical tips on harvester set-up and windrow management,” he said.

“These ‘how-to’ videos will guide growers through the practicalities of implementing HWSC measures.”

Researchers featured in the HWSC YouTube videos include Peter Newman and Michael Walsh, of the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative, which is supported by the GRDC.

The HWSC YouTube videos were produced by Anvil Media with technical input from ICAN Rural.  They can be viewed at www.grdc.com.au/IWM-videos. Additional information on herbicide sustainability practices is available at www.weedsmart.org.au

Caption: Southern region grain growers contemplating weed seed control measures this harvest can access technical information ‘bites’ in new Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) YouTube videos.

Contact Details

For Interviews

Ken Young, GRDC
02 6166 4500

John Cameron, ICAN Rural
02 9482 4930

Contact

Sharon Watt, Porter Novelli
0409 675100

GRDC Project Code ICN00013

Region South, North