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Online videos enlisted in war against weeds

A screen grab from one of the new GRDC sponsored weed control videos that have been posted on YouTube.
A screen grab from one of the new GRDC sponsored weed control videos that have been posted on YouTube.

GRAINGROWERS 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 videos, featuring interviews with leading Australian researchers and growers, were 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.

A few of the topics covered include:
•    Weed Seed Bank Destruction - Herbicides Alone Not the Answer
•    Narrow windrow burning - Header Setup & Tips for Narrow Windrowing
•   Chaff Carts - Weed Seed Bank Destruction - an Integrated Approach to Weed Management      

The HWSC YouTube videos, produced with technical input from ICAN Rural, can be viewed here.

Additional information on herbicide sustainability practices is available at www.weedsmart.org.au.
 

Topics:  biosecurity grdc weeds