Now is the time to save weed seeds

THE GRAINS Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has reminded producers that the weeks prior to harvest or cutting of crops are an opportune time for grain growers to collect weed seeds for herbicide resistance testing.

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Pre-harvest is the perfect time to collect weed seeds.

Determining the status of herbicide resistance provides growers with valuable information on the effectiveness of herbicides on target weeds, potentially preventing the wasteful use of ineffective herbicides and reducing the spread of herbicide resistance.

GRDC Crop Protection Officer - South, Aaron Long, said while weeds from any paddock where herbicide resistance is suspected can be tested, priority should be given to testing weeds in high risk paddocks where there is a lengthy history of herbicide use and herbicide survivors have been allowed to set seed.

"Results from testing will help inform growers' integrated weed management strategies ahead of the 2019 cropping season and beyond," Mr Long said.

The Crop Protection Officer said while results from extens...