Integrated weed management (IWM) is vital for getting on top of weed problems in vegetable production. It involves combining all appropriate weed control options in a coordinated, supportive and flexible way.

A key outcome of effective IWM in vegetable production is the reduction of the weed seed bank (the number of viable weed seeds present in the soil) to ensure that the weed burden is minimised.

Applied Horticultural Research is holding a webinar during which the weed teams from University of New England and Soil Wealth will discuss the findings from their Hort Innovation-funded project A strategic approach to weed management for the Australian vegetable industry (VG15070):

Webinar: IWM for veg growers – a practical approach | 1pm-2pm (AEDT) Thursday 26 November: This webinar will cover the key tactics and principles of IWM by highlighting successful examples of its use.

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Topics line-up:

  • Brief introduction to the teams and projects
  • About IWM
    1. What is it?
    2. Which tactics (grouped) does it employ?
    3. Important principles, e.g. timeliness, diligence, flexibility, willingness to innovate.
    4. What are the objectives? Primary one being to reduce weed seed bank over time.
  • Successful innovation in IWM – including ‘new’ tactics to improve weed management success
    1. Stale seed beds and inter-row cultivation: Adam Schreurs. Click here for case study and video.
    2. Diligent hand weeding: Maureen Dobra. Click here for case study and video.


University of New England weed team, Assoc. Prof. Paul Kristiansen, Michael Coleman and Christine Fyfe, and members of the SoilWealth2 team.

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