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 2019
Workshops commence at 8.45am for a 9 am start on Day 1 and will finish by lunchtime on day two.
|Tue 12 & Wed 13 November [CLOSED - REGISTRATION FULL]
||Melbourne, Vic [CLOSED - REGISTRATION FULL]
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Dates for additional workshops in 2020 will be added when locations are confirmed. Click here
if you would like to be advised when additional workshops are added.
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.