Reducing spray drift paper out for discussion
Reducing Spray Drift – Keeping it in the Paddock is a key discussion paper released for discussion by Biosecurity SA. The paper looks at better methods of reducing the risk of damage to commercial vineyards and other sensitive crops from unintended drift from farm chemicals and in particular 2,4-D products or formulations. Submissions on the paper will be received until 28 February 2013. Reducing Spray Drift Discussion Paper (PDF 914.3 KB)
Media release: Reducing spray drift paper out for discussion
Pesticide Application Records
Summer weed control near grape regions
Farmers using phenoxy herbicides such as 2,4-D, MCPA and triclopyr for summer weed control are urged to exercise extreme caution.
Recent rainfall has meant there will be large scale spraying and measures need to be taken by farmers to avoid off-target damage to grapevines.
Code of Practice for summer weed control (PDF 5.3 MB)
Tractor Guide to Summer Weed Control
Here’s your quick guide and checklist for the code of practice on summer weed control. Keep it handy in your tractor for easy reference.
Tractor Guide to Summer Weed Control (PDF 596.4 KB)
Agricultural and veterinary chemicals are important tools in primary production systems. When used correctly, they play a valuable role in maximising the quality and yield of primary produce. However, product integrity, the environment and human health can be put at risk when they are not used correctly.
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For more information about the role that the state government plays in promoting the safe and responsible use of agricultural and veterinary chemicals view About Rural Chemicals Operations.
For recommendations on what agricultural or veterinary chemical product to use in particular situations for particular problems, visit the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Aurthority (APVMA) website. It includes a database of all agricultural and veterinary chemicals registered in Australia.
The Fertiliser Industry Federation of Australia has general information on fertilisers. Fertiliser recommendations can be obtained from the manufacturers or plant nutrition consultants.