Webinar: Integrated weed management – a practical approach for vegetable growers

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26 Nov 2020

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm AEDT (including Q&A session)

Integrated weed management (IWM) is vital for getting on top of weed problems in vegetable production. It involves combining all appropriate weed control options in a coordinated, supportive and flexible way. A key outcome of effective IWM in vegetable production is the reduction of the weed seed bank (the number of viable weed seeds present in the soil) to ensure that the weed burden is minimised.

This webinar will cover the key tactics and principles of IWM by giving examples of successful IWM.

Topics line-up:

  • Brief introduction to the teams and projects
  • About IWM
    1. What is it?
    2. Which tactics (grouped) does it employ?
    3. Important principles, e.g. timeliness, diligence, flexibility, willingness to innovate.
    4. What are the objectives? Primary one being to reduce weed seed bank over time.
  • Successful innovation in IWM – including ‘new’ tactics to improve weed management success
    1. Stale seed beds and inter-row cultivation: Adam Schreurs. Click here for case study and video.
    2. Diligent hand weeding: Maureen Dobra. Click here for case study and video.


University of New England weed team: Assoc. Prof. Paul Kristiansen, Michael Coleman and Christine Fyfe


The webinar is presented by the SWICP2 project in conjunction with VG15070 - A strategic approach to weed management for the Australian Vegetable Industry and funded by Hort Innovation using the vegetable and potato research and development levy and contributions from the Australian Government. Hort Innovation is the grower-owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation for Australian horticulture.

Contact Details

Pieter Van Nieuwenhuyse