To evaluate the suitability of "spot spray" technology to control weeds on farming land in the Upper North.
To monitor weed control success on "hard to control" summer weeds such as fleabane, onion weed, saltbush type weeds.
To record the reduction in pesticide and water use using "spot spray" technology compared to conventional spraying.
To raise awareness amongst the community about the potential benefits of "spot spray" technology.
Summer weed control is proven to increase yield, but is becoming a major cost and some summer weeds are difficult to control.
Cost savings of 20-90% were achieved across 20 paddocks using the WEEDit™.
A major benefit of the Spot Spray Technology was the ability to use high rates of chemical to spot spray hard-to-kill weeds such as fleabane and stinkweed.
Lead research organisation
Upper North Farming Systems
Host research organisation
Upper North Farming Systems
Trial funding source
Production and Environment Partnerships Project
Matt McCallum and Ruth Sommerville
Other trial partners
No crop specified
Trial source data and summary not available Check the trial report PDF for trial results.
Derived climate information
No observed climate data available for this trial. Derived climate data is determined from trial site location and national weather sources.
Site 2, Jamestown SA
CAUTION: Trial site locality unknown; Climate data sourced from Upper North Farming Systems office location
SILO weather estimates sourced from https://www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/silo/
Jeffrey, S.J., Carter, J.O., Moodie, K.B. and Beswick, A.R. (2001). Using spatial interpolation to construct a comprehensive archive of Australian climate data , Environmental Modelling and Software, Vol 16/4, pp 309-330. DOI: 10.1016/S1364-8152(01)00008-1.
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