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 306.7 KB or DOC 153.5 KB)

For more information on managing spray drift from use of phenoxy herbicides…

Checklist for Reducing Spray Drift & Damage

Checklist for Reducing Spray Drift & Damage (PDF 162.0 KB or DOC 267.0 KB)

Rural chemicals

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.

Further information about chemicals and fertiliser

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.

Toxic chemicals of security concern

Chemicals are used by many Australian businesses and households. They are drivers of industrial and agricultural productivity, and contribute to advances in consumer products and medical treatments. In the wrong hands, chemicals with legitimate everyday uses can be misused for malicious purposes. Australian governments are working with the community and industry to minimise these risks.

The Australian Government is calling for public submissions on draft policy options to reduce national security risks posed by 84 chemicals that can be used to make toxic weapons. Some of these are agricultural chemicals. The consultation is relevant to importers, distributors, transporters, universities, hospitals, local councils, farmers, pest controllers, hardware stores and any other business that manufactures, handles or uses any of the 84 toxic chemicals of security concern. Have your say on the proposed measures. The public consultation closes on 27 August 2014.

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