THE EVERGROWING desire from farmers to find non-chemical methods to keep weed numbers under control meant Seed Terminator mechanical engineer Keagan Grant was kept very busy at the Wimmera Machinery Field Days during the week.
The Seed Terminator team manufacture a post-fitted attachment that can be fitted to headers and allows farmers to crush up weed seeds so they cannot germinate the following season.
"There are a lot of people keen to have a chat and learn a little bit more about post-harvest weed seed management, how it works and how it could fit within their specific cropping system," Mr Grant said.
Mr Grant said the Seed Terminator, which works on a mill system, was effective on all weed species.
In trials it has done the job on a wide range of weeds, ranging from familiar grass weed scourges such as ryegrass and wild oats right through to small seed species such as wild radish and wild lettuce.
In terms of the distribution of the crushed weeds, the harvester is used to spread the chaff, distributing it across the paddock.