Partnering with a range of leading research and extension organisations.
This project is being led by Southern Farming Systems, with support from Riverine Plains Inc, Mackillop Farm Management group and FarmLink Research.
In high rainfall zones there was little information surrounding how many weed seeds have been shed, left behind or thrown over the back during the harvest of high yielding crops. This project tested a range of treatments to develop harvest weed seed control options. The objective of this project was to target a 20% increase in farmers using non-chemical (or cultural) weed management tools to reduce economic losses. The project had two components: replicated small plot trials and “on farm” demonstrations. The trial sites included small replicated trial plots and large demonstration plots. These sites aimed to test different cultural (non-chemical) techniques to reduce weed seed banks. They included:
The results from this work for the Riverine Plains region was published in Research for the Riverine Plains, 2018 and is available via the following link:
Results and analysis from project work undertaken across the southern high rainfall zone has been published by GRDC and is available via the following link: