Independent Consultants Australia Network (ICAN)

ICAN Cotton Workshops

Cotton Weed Management Workshops for growers and consultants


In 2017, ICAN, working in association with the CRDC will be delivering seven CottonInfo Weed Management Workshops targeted to the needs of cotton growers and consultants (details below).


Cotton weed management workshops

Strategies to manage herbicide resistant weeds in cotton farming systems

A 1-day workshop for cotton growers and consultants


Following the highly successful 2016 workshops, more cotton weeds workshops are scheduled for 2017.

Weeds that can't be controlled with glyphosate are forcing a re-think on the range and diversity of weed management tactics used in Australian cotton systems. Increasingly growers have to integrate a wider range of management tools - just to keep ahead of the weeds.

Experience both in Australia and in the USA shows the benefits of driving the weed seedbank down over time by using a diverse range of weed management tactics. These 1-day workshops address specific cotton weed management issues, with practical guidance for growers and consultants on herbicide resistance.

Workshop topics include

  • Managing weed seedbank dynamics in cotton farming systems
  • Factors driving the selection of herbicide resistant weeds in cotton systems
  • Effective use of the full range of weed management tactics in the cotton toolbox
    o Pre-emergent herbicides - the options, their behaviour in the soil and local use experience
    o Optimising the impact of alternate post-emergent herbicides. (Double knock's, paraquat, Group A and other options)
    o Integrating non-herbicide tactics into cotton farming systems
  • Managing crop establishment and managing volunteer cotton
  • Crop sequence and fallows
  • Farm hygiene, channel management and weed seed distribution.

Workshops will be in small groups and start at 8:30 am and finish by 5pm (or earlier). Numbers are limited to ensure active participation and discussion - so book early.

These workshops are developed and delivered by Independent Consultants Australia Network on behalf of the CRDC and CottonInfo. Cost is $50pp (GST inclusive).


"I rated this workshop highly. In particular I valued the discussion on the importance of reducing the weed seed bank and how the various herbicides work - including the different pre-emergent options. The conversation about using WEEDit® technology for fallow was excellent. I now have an improved weed plan in place for all fields pre-season."
Glenn Rogan, St George

"5 out of 5 - well done! The workshop gave me a better understanding of the science of resistance and put a clear focus on weed management as a numbers game - with practical discussion of ways to tier the various tools to achieve lower weed seedbanks every year." John (Cowboy) Cameron, Bongeen

"5 out of 5! Relevant and practical content. Left with better understanding of; herbicide modes of action; how resistance develops; target vs metabolic resistance and half-life of residuals and phenoxies. The discussion of scenarios and how to apply it in the farming system really brought it all home at a practical level."
Byron Birch, Moree

Dates and locations

  • Dalby - 11th July 2017, O'Shea's Windsor Hotel, 32 Patrick St, 8:30am start
  • Chinchilla - 12th July 2017, Club Hotel, 131 Heeney Street, 8:30am start
  • Talwood - 13th July 2017, Talwood Hotel, 24 Main St, 8:30am start
  • Rowena - 1st August 2017, Rowena Village Inn, 1 Rowena Street, 8:30am start
  • Pallamallawa - 2nd August 2017, Pallamallawa Hall, Cnr of Gwydir and Generoi Sts, 8:30am start
  • Bellata - 3rd August 2017, Bellata Golf Club, 80 Berrigal Road, 8:30am start
  • Gunnedah - 4th August 2017, Gunnedah Services and Bowling Club, 313 Conadilly Street, 8:30am start

Enquiries or to register interest in attending a course near you, please contact ICAN: Ph: 02 9482 4930 Fx: 02 9482 4931 or

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