The National Farmers’ Federation and its members have partnered with the broader agricultural and crop protection industries to provide this one-stop shop on stewardship materials as this year’s spraying season commences.
Below producers can find a wealth of information about the latest best practice methods necessary to look after their neighbours, communities and local environments.
All parts of the industry are being asked to remind their customers, clients, colleagues and neighbours to take care this season and remember to:
- Plan for your application
- Spray in the right conditions
- Check your equipment
We all have a responsibility to utilise our production tools responsibly and encourage all producers to read the information from the resources below so that you can make an informed decision this season. Further information about how demonstrate your stewardship can be found here:
Grains Research and Development Corporation https://grdc.com.au/resources-and-publications/resources/spray-drift
CropLife Australia https://www.croplife.org.au/resources/programs/myagchemuse/
Grain Producers Australia http://grainsguide.grainproducers.com.au/chemicals
Grain Producers South Australia http://grainproducerssa.com.au/producers/hot-topics/hit-your-target/
Cotton Australia http://www.cottonmap.com.au/
National Working Party on Pesticide Applications http://nwppa.net.au/
Meat and Livestock Australia https://www.mla.com.au/meat-safety-and-traceability/red-meat-integrity-system/residues/
It is also important for producers to be aware that new label instructions for the application of 2,4-D have recently been introduced by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority – details of these instructions can be found here: https://apvma.gov.au/node/32941
For all issues related to aerial application please contact the Aerial Application Association of Australia – www.aaaa.org.au