Course description


Harvest Weed Seed Control 101 covers the science of harvest weed control, the nutrient implications, and the costs of all the different tools.


We'll run through all of the six different harvest weed control tools too, talking about the pros and cons and about where they fit in the farming system!

If you're a grower or an agronomist and you'd like to find out more about these tools, take a look at this free online course. 





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How does it work?

Want to understand harvest weed seed control in two hours? Join our experts Dr Mike Walsh and Peter Newman as they take you through all you need to know about diversity in managing weeds at harvest.



1. Get in on the action 

There's videos, PDF downloads, and quizzes to help you get the most out of our Harvest Weed Seed Control 101 course. Choose your own level of involvement.


The course will equip you with the knowledge and understanding of:

-  Different HWSC tools

-  How to incorporate these systems 

-  The cost of various tools


Time required: You'll need about 2 hours to work through all the course materials. (And remember - you have lifetime access so take the course at your own pace.)



2. What you'll get from Harvest Weed Seed Control 101

-  Access to our free course (with 9 videos) that covers the basics of HWSC, plus practical tips to help you incorporate these systems on your farm.

-  Simple, step-by-step instruction from Dr Mike Walsh (University of Sydney) & Peter Newman. 



3. Join now!

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Have questions?

This course is taught by



Dr Michael Walsh


Michael Walsh is an Associate Professor and Director of Weed Research with the University of Sydney. He grew up on a farm in Victoria before completing a BSc (Agri.) at the University of Western Australia 1985, MSc. (Agron.) at La Trobe University, Melbourne (1995) and a PhD (Agron.), University of Wyoming (1998). Michael then worked with the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative from 1999 to 2016 where he focused on the research and development of harvest weed seed control (HWSC) systems.




Mr Peter Newman


Peter grew up in Perth and went on to study Agricultural Science at UWA. He has previously worked in the private industry as an agronomist and as research officer for DAFWA. Peter joined AHRI in 2013 and is based in Geraldton, WA. Peter is part of the AHRI communications team where his role involves taking AHRI research, as well as other information about managing herbicide resistant weeds, and communicating it to the Australian grains industry. He is also an Extension Agronomist for WeedSmart.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • How This Course Works
    • Take the 30-Day Challenge!
  • 2

    Module 1: The Science of Harvest Weed Seed Control

    • Video and Resources - The Science of HWSC
    • Quiz - The Science of HWSC
  • 3

    Module 2: Nutrition Issues - The Hidden Cost of HWSC

    • Video and Resources - Nutrition Issues
    • Quiz - Nutrition Issues
  • 4

    Module 3: Narrow Windrow Burning

    • Video and Resources - Narrow Windrow Burning
    • Quiz - Narrow Windrow Burning
  • 5

    Module 4: Chaff Cart

    • Video and Resources - Chaff Cart
    • Quiz - Chaff Cart
  • 6

    Module 5: Bale Direct

    • Video and Resources - Bale Direct
    • Quiz - Bale Direct
  • 7

    Module 6: Integrated Harrington Seed Destructor (iHSD)

    • Video and Resources - iHSD
    • Quiz - iHSD
  • 8

    Module 7: Chaff Tramlining

    • Video and Resources - Chaff Tramlining
    • Quiz - Chaff Tramlining
  • 9

    Module 8: Chaff Lining

    • Video and Resources - Chaff Lining
    • Quiz - Chaff Lining
  • 10

    Module 9: HWSC Cost Summary

    • Video and Resources - HWSC Cost Summary
  • 11

    Module 10: Harvest Weed Seed Control 101 Summary

    • Video and Resources - HWSC 101 Summary
    • Bonus bits!
  • 12

    Wrap Up

    • Enjoyed the course? Let us know!

Reviews

Good information about seed retention

Claudio Rubione

differences in between any HWSC and chemical control are very clear

differences in between any HWSC and chemical control are very clear

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Great learnings

Anna Fry

Thanks Weedsmart team for a great course, very practical and explained in simple terms for us none machine gurus! Keen to find the fit for growers in HR...

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Thanks Weedsmart team for a great course, very practical and explained in simple terms for us none machine gurus! Keen to find the fit for growers in HRZ, particularly those on beds (with and without sheep). I think Weedsmart are doing a fantastic Job on the social media front, first class at the extension role. Pod casts have been a big hit on the road for me. Thanks again! Anna Fry Western AG, Derrinallum

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Great overview of all HWSC Methods

Adam Smith

Great work weedsmart and and peter and mike. A brilliant overview off all weed capture methods and the costs, pros, cons and applicable farming methods tha...

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Great work weedsmart and and peter and mike. A brilliant overview off all weed capture methods and the costs, pros, cons and applicable farming methods that each system is best suited to.

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