FarmTech14 Preview – Michael Walsh – Importance of Harvest Weed Seed Control in Weed Management

Herbicide resistant weeds are one of the struggles and items of adversity that farmers face around the world.  Whether you plant in Australia, United States of Canada there is likely to be a weed in your area that carries resistance and is impacting your ability to achieve top yields.


In Australia the introduction of techniques that target weed seeds during commercial grain harvest has dramatically alleviated the impact of herbicide resistance and weeds in cropping systems. This new weed control timing, referred to as harvest weed seed control (HWSC), restricts inputs to the seed bank, reducing the impact of subsequent infestations. The combination of herbicide use and HWSC drives weed densities to very low levels ensuring more productive cropping.

CHECK OUT: Dr. Walsh’s Seesion at Farmtech 2014

Australia’s leading expert on HWSC is Dr, Michael Walsh, University of Western Australia, and he will be at Farmtech 2014. Shaun Haney spoke to Dr. Walsh about his session and he feels about the management of herbicide resistant weeds.

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Shaun Haney

Shaun Haney is the founder of He creates content regularly and hosts RealAg Radio on Rural Radio 147 every weekday at 4PM est. @shaunhaney


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