Independent Consultants Australia Network (ICAN)

GRDC herbicide behaviour workshops - 2020

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1.5 day workshops for grains advisers

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.

Workshop outline

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.

Date Location Venue
Mon 20 & Tue 21 January Geraldton, WA Geraldton Multipurpose Centre, Geraldton Foreshore, 250 Marine Terrace, Geraldton, WA 6530
Wed 22 & Thu 23 January Northam, WA Bridgeley Community Centre, 91-93 Wellington St, Northam, WA 6401
Thu 6 & Fri 7 February Moama, NSW Rich River Golf Club, Twenty-Four Lane, Moama, NSW 2731
Tue 11 & Wed 12 February Narrogin, WA Narrogin Club, 53 Fortune St, Narrogin, WA 6312
Thu 27 & Fri 28 February Launceston, Tas Launceston Conference Centre, 50 Glen Dhu St, South Launceston, TAS 7249
Tue 17 & Wed 18 March Emerald, Qld Mayfair Ridge Tavern, 7-11 Mayfair Ridge Dr, Emerald, QLD 4720
Tue 24 & Wed 25 March Kadina, SA Copper Coast Sports & Leisure Centre, 1 Doswell Terrace, Kadina, SA 5554
Thu 26 & Fri 27 March Adelaide, SA Rydges Adelaide, 1 South Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000
Tue 31 March & Wed 1 April Parkes, NSW 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, Vic Horsham RSL, 36 McLachlan St, Horsham, VIC 3400
Thu 23 & Fri 24 April Hamilton, Vic 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, fill in the on-line registration form below

If you would like to register multiple people from the same organisation, please contact us for a group booking.

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