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Food Safety – At Least Pesticide Residues are Monitored

7 February, 2019

food residueWith glyphosate being in the non-agricultural media over the past few months it is a good time to look at chemical residues in food and explain how acceptable levels are determined for various food types.
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Testing for Damaging Herbicide Residues

6 December, 2018

soil residuesWith the growing resistance to post emergent herbicides in many weed populations the message going to farmers is that they need to use more pre-emergent herbicides in their farming system.
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Merry Christmas from ChemCert

3 December, 2018

merry christmas chemcertChemCert hopes you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!🎄🎅
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Changes to 2,4-D registrations

29 October, 2018

2,4-DFrom October 4th, 2018 the APVMA suspended the labels of all products containing the active ingredient 2,4-D and replaced them with a permit that includes new rules about how those products must be applied.
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Trust in Science and Agriculture under Spotlight

5 October, 2018

GlyphosateGlyphosate is the world’s most widely used herbicide with approximately 8.6 billion kg used worldwide between 1974 and 2014. This works out to approximately 0.53 kg being used on every cropping hectare each year.  ..

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ChemCert Spray Applicator Checklist for Group I Herbicides

1 August, 2018

spray applicator☐ Pre-operational check carried out on a clean sprayer with fresh water and a pre-season calibration performed to ensure correct application rates as well as proper machine function.  ..

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Considerations when Spraying from a Quad Bike

13 July, 2018

Quad bikeMuch has been said and penned on quad bike safety as a mode of on-farm transport, for tasks such as checking crops, spraying fence lines, moving livestock, checking lambing ewes or cows calving or even spot spraying invasive weeds.
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Another Big Mice Year for Southern States?

5 June, 2018

Mouse Plague Grant SingletonAccording to CSIRO, Australia’s worst mouse plague of 1993 cost more than 96 million dollars, (close to 180 million in today’s dollar terms).  ..

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Identifying Plants – Start with the Basics

5 June, 2018

Identifying PlantsTo successfully manage weeds, pests or diseases they must be correctly identified. Misidentification leads to incorrect control practices which is costly and often making the problem worse.
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Vineyard Spray Application

4 May, 2018

silvan sprayerFew 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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