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The PPE Dilemma

4 May, 2018

PPE ChemCertIt is often said that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is the last line of defense, positioned way down at the pointy end of the hierarchy of controls triangle and as a result given little attention by some, seen as an optional extra, especially in hot weather. ..

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Vineyard Spray Application

4 May, 2018

Vineyard applicationFew would argue that it is more of a challenging task to correctly calibrate a vineyard sprayer than a broadacre sprayer. There is much to consider here but for vineyard application, one can note: ..

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Harmonising Off-label use of Ag Chemicals

16 March, 2018

harmonisationHarmonising the off-label use of agricultural chemicals in Australia by 2019?   ..

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Pesticide First Aid Procedures

24 January, 2018

First Aid PesticidesThe best safety expression any workplace can have, which uses pesticides and highly values worker health and safety, is that of “Prevention is better than Cure.” ..

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The Ongoing Battle with Chemical Trespass

22 January, 2018

Night Spraying by AGRONOMOEach summer we see the same pattern of chemical trespass onto cotton crops as broadleaf herbicides such as 2,4D are applied onto bare fallows upslope from cotton plantings, leading to significant crop injury and financial loss. ..

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Surface Temperature Inversions

10 January, 2018

surface temperature inversionsIn the past, we were always told to worry about strong winds when spraying. We now know that low wind conditions can be as bad or worse. ..

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ChemCert Holiday Closing Times

15 December, 2017

Merry ChristmasChemCert hopes you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 🎄🎅
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Testing for Herbicide Susceptibility

12 December, 2017

Testing for herbicide resistanceHerbicide resistant weeds are now driving the farming system in many areas, reducing crop yields and limiting enterprise options for growers. ..

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Spraying at Night - Minimising the Risk

21 November, 2017

Night Spraying AGRONOMOMost broad-acre growers want the capacity to spray their whole farm within about a ten day period or less if possible. ..

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Flaxleaf Fleabane and Sowthistle Control in Crops

21 November, 2017

Flaxleaf Fleabane Sowthistle AGRONOMOFlaxleaf fleabane (Conyza spp.) and sowthistle (Sonchus spp.) are becoming significant problems in southern and western no-till farming systems.  ..

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