Tests offered and how to submit a test
Growing season 2020
Double-Knock treatment offer: if you require double-knock testing eg. Glyphosate followed by paraquat choose this option in the Group M section during registration. In the comments, indicate what rates of either product you require and how many days apart. The fee for this is $90 incl. GST
Herbicide resistance testing using the Quick-Test is underway this season. All grass weeds including ryegrass, wild oats, barnyard grass etc. and some broadleaf weeds can be tested. So far this season several ryegrass samples ranging from 1-leaf seedlings to tillering plants that were not controlled with glyphosate in the field have been tested with glyphosate and other herbicides.
When sending plants the leaves should be dry to avoid rotting. If leaves are wet due to rain, they should be blotted dry. Any soil should be shaken off.
To ensure rapid delivery, please don’t forget to sign the dangerous goods declaration on Express Postage.
Prices remain the same as last season.
If you have any further questions please view the information within the website or notify me.
HERBICIDE MIXTURES: we can test an herbicide mixtures. If you wish this for PRE- and POST-emergent herbicides and its not in the herbicide list simily write this in the comments box. In the Group J section I have added “Any herbicide mixture”
Specialising in herbicide resistance testing
Plant Science Consulting (PSC) is an Adelaide based company specialising in Herbicide Resistance Testing. The company was founded by Dr Peter Boutsalis who has been involved in Herbicide Resistance for over 25 years, both in Australia and overseas. PSC offers a wide range of tests including herbicide resistance testing of weeds as seeds & plants (Quick-Test). The Quick-Test was developed by Dr P. Boutsalis in the late 1990’s. He now works as an independent agricultural consultant and for The University of Adelaide researching herbicide resistance.
How the process works
Quick, Simple & Easy
Register your samples online and obtain a unique registration ID number. Write this ID number on your sample bag. Post your samples to Plant Science Consulting. Once the testing is completed, the report will be emailed to you along with a tax invoice with payment details. It couldn’t be any easier.
To register using a paper brochure click here
Please note that there is a $25 incl GST fee for transferring the information from the paper copy into the electronic site.
This fee will be included in the final tax invoice.
A resistance quick test is very useful on assessing the level of herbicide resistance in a particular weed population, and helps to develop chemical strategies and other weed control methods in current and subsequent years.
Grant Johnson, Agronomist
J & J Cunningham Agri Services
Cooke Plains SA
Herbicide resistance testing can make growers tens of thousands of dollars a year through improved herbicide and rotation choice.
Ag Consulting & Co,
“Peter’s Syngenta Herbicide Resistance QUICK-TEST has been a very worthwhile service to growers we advise. It enables us to find out the resistance spectrum of plants surviving herbicides in the field and to have results to act on that season. Peter has also been a great help to the Hart Fieldsite group assisting with ryegrass trials and speaking on ryegrass control to growers and advisers at our many field days in the past two years”
Clare, South Australia
Agronomic consultant and past research coordinator of the Hart Fieldsite Group
I find that being able to get quick results on the resistant status of weeds allows us to make a suitable salvage option and start to plan for next years control options.
Elders, Ariah Park, NSW
Peter, very happy with the Quick-Test reports, quick turn around, easy to understand and great info to be able to present to growers. Gives us a great advantage to understand what is happening in the pdk during the year and make decisions for future cropping and chemical use. Great service many thanks.
Agvise Services P/L, Inverleigh, Vic
Herbicide resistant testing has become an important part of managing resistance on our property, we use it both strategically (determining which paddocks to remove from cropping) and tactically (deciding on what herbicide groups will work in specific paddocks we suspect of having resistance).
Dr Grant Roberts
Stradbrooke Park, Clare SA
Thankyou for the Quick Test results. We suspected it had some resistance to glyphosate – now it is confirmed, with an indication to the degree of resistance. We now have the ability to choose other herbicides and non-herbicide tactics to reduce, and hopefully kill the population.
Damien & Lauren Philp