Webinar: Integrated weed management - its future in vegetable farming

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4 Feb 2021

Date: Thursday 4 February 2021
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm (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. IWM involves combining all appropriate weed control options in a coordinated, supportive and flexible way.

This webinar will look into the future of IWM and how innovations can benefit the vegetable industry.

Topics line-up:

  • Brief introduction to the teams and projects
  • Possible forthcoming innovations that may transform weed management in vegetables. Examples:
    1. Robotics for weed management and whole farm management implications
    2. Drone technology and weed mapping
    3. Microwave weed control

 Presenters and panel discussion members: 

  • University of New England weed team: Paul Kristiansen, Michael Coleman and Christine Fyfe 
  • Stevtech Pty Ltd: Tristan Steventon
  • Growave Pty Ltd: Liam Hescock
  • SoilWealth ICP team members: Carl Larsen, Marc Hinderager, Pieter Van Nieuwenhuyse




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.