Weed control scope increases

SHARING INSIGHTS: Warwick Holding of the eastern Riverina shows visitors through winter crops during the WeedSmart field day.
SHARING INSIGHTS: Warwick Holding of the eastern Riverina shows visitors through winter crops during the WeedSmart field day.

TACKLING weeds using a multi-pronged approach was the focus of a field day in southern NSW this week.

The WeedSmart event took visitors to several different Riverina cropping and grazing opportunities to share insights into the latest techniques in controlling weeds. 

Eastern Riverina producer Warwick Holding spoke to visitors about the merits of narrow windrow burning and managing “chaff decks”. 

Also during the two-day event Marrar farmer Daniel Fox showed how narrow rows and diverse rotations are an option too. 

Well known southern NSW agronomist Greg Condon gave growers advice about using discs and stripper fronts in farming systems. 

Meanwhile Lockhart producer Mark Day also emphasised the role of double breaks and chaff decks.