Learning & Events
As part of the 2019 PLA NSW/ACT Conference in Queanbeyan, the organisers will be presenting a weed workshop which will explore the various methods used to control/manage weeds in a variety of situations.
Presenters will discuss a variety of issues including the safe use and management of herbicides, the use of organics products (where applicable) and their advantages over conventional synthetic herbicides and the use of thermal weed control and the available methods used worldwide.
Jeremy Winer - Weed Technics
Holistic weed control and how to mitigate risk
Jeremy will introduce the current thermal weed control methods available worldwide. He will explain the seven steps to implementing an 'organic' vegetation management plan and manage the expectations in the transition to herbicide elimination. The presentation will feature a case study of organic transformation across the campus, at the University of Colorado, Boulder. This will be followed by an introduction to the Weedtechnics Satusteam equipment and a demonstration of efficient, targeted saturated steam weeding.
Paul Wynn - Organic Crop Protectants
Pesticides are being challenged like never before, through the power of the media and a Google-educated public. Products that were once regarded as relatively benign are now being branded as toxic in the courts of public opinion and are therefore becoming increasingly difficult to use. Conventional synthetic herbicides not only pose a potential risk to public health and safety but drift onto sensitive plants and soil can be responsible for irreversible or long term physiological effects. Fortunately, there are a number of registered organic products which park & garden maintenance teams can utilise as alternatives to conventional herbicides. This presentation will take a closer look at these options and how to get the most out of them.
Paul Jackson - Syngenta
All herbicides have positive and negative attributes to their use. There for 1 product does not fit all situations. The workshop will provide clarity and the pro`s and con`s for each herbicide group therefore leading to a deeper understanding increasing ability to achieve best practice in product selection. With the intent to be using the lowest schedule product that offers the superior and longest control with minimal negative impact on desirable turf species. Then once product selection is made having clarity when and how to best apply to gain maximum value out of the application leading to increase productivity through less interventions and achieving more with less.
Please note if attending the conference the workshop is included in the full 2 day registration fee.