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Area wide management of pests - it can work!

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On this episode host Tanja Morgan is joined by Matt Strmiska, Consultancy Lead with EE Muir Sons who hails from Fresno, California.

Matt has spent a decade of his career working with some of the largest horticultural growers in the region to minimize pesticide use by applying knowledge practically.

In this episode, Matt speaks about his experience with area-wide pest management in the United States and the long-term benefits.

Since 2019 MSF has been involved with the Area Wide Management of Weeds project looking specifically at controlling fleabane in the Sunraysia. A range of  horticultural and broadacre trials have been conducted over the last 3 years and can be viewed using the Immersive Ag links below:

Horticulture - novel herbicides, managing resistance and 'double knock' application

Broadacre - controlling summer weeds with optical sprayer technology

Matt Strmiska is happy to be contacted by growers and his details are or 0400 860 426.

This project is supported by the Department of Agriculture, Water, and Environment with funding from the Rural R and D for Profit Program the GRDC and the Cotton RDC.

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