29 October, 2018
From 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.
5 October, 2018
Glyphosate 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. ..Read More
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. ..Read More
13 July, 2018
Much 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.
5 June, 2018
According to CSIRO, Australia’s worst mouse plague
of 1993 cost more than 96 million dollars, (close to 180 million in today’s dollar terms). ..Read More
5 June, 2018
To 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.
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:
16 March, 2018
Harmonising the off-label use of agricultural
chemicals in Australia by 2019?
24 January, 2018
The 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.” ..Read More
22 January, 2018
Each 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. ..Read More