The GRDC have invested in the Harvest Weed Seed Control in the Southern Region project (SFS00032 led by Southern Farming Systems), which is investigating the impact of different harvest weed management techniques on ryegrass weed seed banks.
As part of the project, Riverine Plains Inc, together with Farmlink, are holding an Integrated Harrington Seed Destructor (iHSD) day at Sherwyn Rd, Culcairn (Eastern end) on Wednesday 20th December commencing at 10.00am.
The iHSD is a mill that is fitted to a combine harvester to process the chaff fraction of harvest waste, with the mechanical action of the mills acting to destroy the weed seeds.
For the demonstration, Graham Kotzur will use a harvester fitted with an iHSD fitted to harvest canola, and will talk about the pros and cons of using the machine.
Kate Coffey will also speak briefly about the Riverine Plains Inc trial work evaluating the impact of harvest height, chaff removal and harvest timing on weed seed banks.
For further information download the iHSD demonstration day flyer or contact Kate Coffey, Riverine Plains Inc on (03) 5744 1713.