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ChemCert Spray Applicator Checklist for Group I Herbicides

1 August, 2018

☐ 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

Few 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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