A thorough understanding of how herbicides work assists agronomists and growers to maximise herbicide performance. When confronted with a range of weed problems and environmental conditions, the challenge is to optimise the results in the field.
Knowing what weeds will be controlled from a herbicide application is the easy bit – it’s on the label.
More challenging questions include:
- Why do herbicides perform or fail in some situations?
- Critical comments on the label. Why do they exist and how were they developed?
- How do adjuvants and water conditioning agents work? What should be used, when and why?
- How does resistance affect different herbicides? What strategies can be used as resistance emerges?
- How do residual herbicides work and what influences their breakdown?
ICAN is delivering a series of GRDC supported workshops for agronomists which go into the science underpinning how herbicides work. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the key factors dictating herbicide performance and what can be done in the paddock to ensure weed control is maximised.
|Workshops will be customised for each location to focus on regionally important herbicides and management issues under the following structure.
|How herbicides work – disruption of key enzyme systems within the plant
|Leaf entry of post-emergent herbicides. Including the influence of environmental conditions and the importance of adjuvants
|Post-emergent herbicide translocation and metabolism
|Herbicide resistance and resistance mechanisms
|Maximising performance of the key post-emergent MOAs
|Pre-emergents – influence of stubble, volatilisation, photodegradation and incorporation
|Pre-emergents – relationship with soil type and soil moisture
|Herbicide degradation, plantbacks and crop safety
|Discussion around pre-emergent herbicides, tillage and planter type
|Maximising the performance of key pre-emergent herbicides
These small group workshops will run for 1.5-days. Participant numbers are limited to ensure active participation and discussion. Previous workshops have ‘sold-out’, so registration is essential to secure your place.
While the workshop content is targeted to experienced agronomists, interested growers are welcome to register.
Cost is $165 ($150 + GST) per workshop.
Workshop locations for 2020
Workshops commence at 8.45am for a 9am start on Day 1 and will finish by lunchtime on day two.
|Mon 20 & Tue 21 January
||Geraldton Multipurpose Centre, Geraldton Foreshore, 250 Marine Terrace, Geraldton, WA 6530
|Wed 22 & Thu 23 January
||Bridgeley Community Centre, 91-93 Wellington St, Northam, WA 6401
|Tue 4 & Wed 5 February
||Griffith, NSW [FULL - CLOSED TO REGISTRATION]
||[FULL - CLOSED TO REGISTRATION]
|Thu 6 & Fri 7 February
||Rich River Golf Club, Twenty-Four Lane, Moama, NSW 2731
|Tue 11 & Wed 12 February
||Narrogin Club, 53 Fortune St, Narrogin, WA 6312
|Thu 13 & Fri 14 February
||Perth, WA [FULL - CLOSED TO REGISTRATION]
||[FULL - CLOSED TO REGISTRATION]
|Thu 27 & Fri 28 February
||Launceston Conference Centre, 50 Glen Dhu St, South Launceston, TAS 7249
|Tue 17 & Wed 18 March
||Mayfair Ridge Tavern, 7-11 Mayfair Ridge Dr, Emerald, QLD 4720
|Tue 24 & Wed 25 March
||Copper Coast Sports & Leisure Centre, 1 Doswell Terrace, Kadina, SA 5554
|Thu 26 & Fri 27 March
||Rydges Adelaide, 1 South Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000
|Tue 31 March & Wed 1 April
||Parkes Services Club, 9-17 Short St, Parkes, NSW 2870
|Thu 2 & Fri 3 April
||Wagga Wagga, NSW
||Wagga Wagga RSL, Cnr Kincaid & Dobbs St, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
|Tue 21 & Wed 22 April
||Horsham RSL, 36 McLachlan St, Horsham, VIC 3400
|Thu 23 & Fri 24 April
||Agriculture Victoria, 915 Mt Napier Rd, Hamilton, VIC 3300
Enquiries or to register interest in attending a workshop near you, please contact ICAN: Ph: 02 9482 4930 Fx: 02 9482 4931 or firstname.lastname@example.org
, fill in the on-line registration form
If you would like to register multiple people from the same organisation, please contact us for a group booking.