More Effective weed control and reducing pesticide use in broadacre landscapes by using optical sensing devices to detect and “spot spray” weeds

The objectives of this project were,
• To evaluate the suitability of “spot spray” technology to control weeds on farming land in the Upper North
• To monitor weed control success on “hard to control” summer weeds such as fleabane, onion weed, saltbush type weeds
• To record the reduction in pesticide and water use using “spot spray” technology compared to conventional spraying
• To raise awareness amongst the community about the potential benefits of “spot spray” technology

Funding Body: Natural Resources Northern and Yorke

Project Duration: 2013 – 2015