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Weed seed destructor on course for commercial launch One of the most anticipated technologies in Australian agriculture - the Harrington Seed Destructor - has progressed to commercial production... The first unit is now in the advanced planning stage, and de Bruin's in-house engineers have already made a number of improvements based on feedback from growers and researchers who observed and inspected the HSD during trials conducted during last harvest... Trials, demonstrations and evaluations over the past couple of years have been overseen by AHRI researcher Dr Michael Walsh, who is based at the University of WA. Dr Walsh is continuing to assess the efficacy of the unit in reducing weed emergence and he will also be involved in working with grain grower groups across Australia to train potential users of the HSD. Dr Walsh's research over the past five years has shown that during a grain crop harvest a significant proportion of the seed produced by weed populations (between 73-99% depending on the species) is collected by harvesters and then redistributed back across the field...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Destructor technology ready to roll in Hyden.. Losing valuable time monitoring fires for days on end has been a major factor prompting North Hyden brothers Paul and Colin Green to switch from a chaff cart system to the Harrington Seed Destructor (HSD) for weed seed removal at harvest... "The risk of fire in unwanted places is just too great to continue with this form of weed control and using labour to watch chaff fires for such a long period is a luxury," Paul says...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Losing valuable time monitoring fires for days on end has been a major factor prompting North Hyden brothers Paul and Colin Green to switch from a chaff cart system to the Harrington Seed Destructor (HSD) for weed seed removal at harvest... "The risk of fire in unwanted places is just too great to continue with this form of weed control and using labour to watch chaff fires for such a long period is a luxury," Paul says... Paul says he expects the machine will destroy a similar number of weed seeds to the chaff cart and burning system, but with the extra benefits of: not having to deal with chaff dumps; better use of labour; and retaining organic matter in the paddock, rather than burning it...
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