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.
Checklist for Reducing Spray Drift & Damage
gricultural 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.
This survey aims to provide information to Agricultural Communities and Group I herbicide users about new Regulations introduced on 1 September 2013 to address ongoing issues of spray drift associated with this herbicide group. It also aims to ensure that information providers (agronomists, chemical resellers, etc) have enough information to continue delivering accurate ongoing advice to their clients.
The short (two minute) survey is open to people involved in agriculture in South Australia and specifically targeting users of Group I herbicides and their advisers.
Prize: by completing the survey you have a chance to win a Kestrel 3500 Delta T Meter valued at $413.60.
Survey closes on the 20 December 2013 12:00 PM ACDT.