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Why Mix It Up?

The management of weeds is the greatest challenge broadacre Australian farmers face, with an annual cost to growers of $146/ha or $3.3bn.1
This challenge increases dramatically if weed populations become resistant to herbicides, as the use of properly applied herbicides at label rates is the most consistent, effective and economical approach to control weeds.

Herbicide resistant weeds reduce profitability and choice of herbicide control options, and are a challenge on a local, national and global level. Utilising integrated weed management (IWM) approaches and mixing it up will help prevent and delay resistance on your farm.
Use the Resistance Tracker to learn more about weed resistance in your area. Enter your postcode and pin point exactly which weeds you should be on the lookout for. 
Understand herbicide modes of action and find out which crops are resistance to specific MOAs. 
Till August 2018 about 255 different weeds have developed resistance in 92 crops.

Resistance Tracker Videos

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What is the ‘Resistance Tracker’ from Bayer?

Learn about the Resistance Tracker from Bayer, a free online search tool for herbicide resistance in your region. 
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Dr Peter Boutsalis talks about the ‘Mix It Up’ website and Resistance Tracker from Bayer

Dr Boutsalis from Plant Science Consulting talks about how to check herbicide resistance in your area using the free ‘Resistance Tracker’ tool.
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Mix It Up – ‘Resistance Tracker’ from Bayer

'Mix It Up’ is dedicated to helping farmers and advisors manage herbicide resistance in Australia. 
19 weed species display resistance, info by Bayer Crop Science.

Annual ryegrass is Australia’s most costly herbicide resistant weed, with alternate control measures and poor control costing growers more than the sum of all other resistant weeds.1

Resistant ryegrass has been found in paddocks around at least;
        69 WA towns
        62 SA towns
        66 VIC towns
        43 NSW towns2

Furthering your knowledge on IWM 101
Remembering to ‘Mix It Up’
Searching Bayer herbicides that may help
Note:
1 GRDC 2016 Impact of Weeds on Australian Grain Production – The cost of weeds to Australian grain growers and the adoption of weed management and tillage practices. www.grdc.com.au/ImpactOfWeeds
2 Based on seed and plants tested up to 2015 by Charles Sturt University and Plant Science Consulting