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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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Poppies - an Outstanding Opportunity for NSW Farmers

21 November, 2017

Poppies AustraliaPoppies have an important role in the production of ingredients for pharmaceuticals. ..

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Glyphosate – What are the Risks?

21 September, 2017

glyphosate useAccording to Benbrook (1), primary producers applied about 51.3 million kilograms of glyphosate worldwide in 1995. ..

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Good Bugs to Control the Bad

26 July, 2017

Good Bugs to Control the Bad The techniques used to combat weeds and pests in primary production (and amenity horticulture) are undergoing significant change. ..

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