GROW Members Learn How Australian Farmers Are Managing Weeds

Dr. Steven Mirsky, Research Ecologist at the USDA-ARS, MD, explains what GROW members learned regarding harvest weed seed control and precision farming on a recent trip to Australia.

On this trip, they were able to talk with farmers, researchers and industry professionals about the different tools that they are using to combat herbicide-resistant ryegrass, their main weed problem. Understanding what is effective in Australia and what might be adaptable for US farmers was the main goal of this trip. In addition, industry and researchers demonstrated what they are currently investigating and what may have potential in the future. This video is the first in a series about the GROW visit to Australia. For more about integrated weed management, visit our website www.growiwm.org, and follow us on our social media accounts.

Researcher: Dr. Steven Mirsky, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD

Video edits: Claudio Rubione, MSc, University of Delaware