The aim of the project is to develop and improve mechanical systems that devitalise weed and volunteer crop seeds at harvest as part of an integrated weed management strategy for long term control of weeds and herbicide resistance. This mechanical control of weed and crop seed germinability at harvest will reduce cropping system reliance on herbicide usage and lessen the extent of herbicide resistance as well as pest and disease carry-over risks via green bridge.

Harvester Mounted Weed Destructor

Researchers from UniSA and the Grains Research and Development Corporation are working to improve HSD technology through modifications and integration.


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Project funding

This project was funded by the Grain Research and Development Council (GRDC) for three years (2010-2013).

For further information, please contact Jacky Desbiolles.