Webinar: Integrated weed management - how cover cropping can improve its use for vegetable growers

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10 Dec 2020

Date: Thursday, 10 December 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, or for keeping the farm relatively weed-free.

This webinar will look at the capacity of both summer and winter cover crops to out-compete weeds during non-cash cropping periods, reduce the weed seedbank and improve soil health.

Topics line up:

  • Brief introduction to the teams and projects
  • Data from cover crop project:
    1. Why using cover crops for weed suppression
    2. What species are most efficient
  • Some data from UNE’s field trials:
    1. Summer: Richmond, NSW, including data
    2. Winter: Myalup, WA, including data
    3. Winter: Ryegrass cover crop a winner in Wedderburn snow pea cropping


  • University of New England weed team: Paul Kristiansen, Michael Coleman and/or Christine Fyfe
  • SoilWealth ICP team members: Kelvin Montagu, Marc Hinderager



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.