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​ChemCert supporting the Black Dog Institute

14 July, 2015

Blackdog institute ChemCert Training Group is proud to support the Black Dog Institute this financial year in their mission to prevent and treat mental illness. ..

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ChemCert and beyondblue

25 June, 2015

Beyondblue  
beyondblue has been ChemCert's supported charity for financial year 2014-2015. After one year fundraising through morning teas and donations, ChemCert staff is now ready to hand over the money collected. ..

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ChemCert supporting the Black Dog Institute

23 June, 2015

Black Dog Institute ChemCert Training Group is proud to support the Black Dog Institute this financial year in their mission to prevent and treat mental illness. One in five Australians are affected by mental illness every year (depression being the most common form), touching people of all ages, places and occupations.  ..

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Principles for Quad Bike Safety and Side by Side Vehicles

6 May, 2015

Quad Bike Incidents involving quads are now the leading cause of injury death on Australian farms. Most deaths are due to crush injury and/or asphyxiation associated with quads rolling over, or by injury associated with the victim being flung onto a hard surface as a result of a crash. Farmsafe Australia partners urge businesses to think carefully about the use of quads on their workplaces, taking into account the safety risks. ..

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Trainer Ian Johnson's experience with beyondblue

4 May, 2015

Ian Johnson ChemCert trainer Ian Johnson has shared his recent positive experience with beyondblue, an organisation that works to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and suicide in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help, and supporting recovery, management and resilience.  ..

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Are Your Tank Mixes Fully Compatible?

4 May, 2015

Tank mixing"Compatibility" generally refers to the physical (formulation) and/or chemical compatibility of two or more products in a solution. For spray applicators we also need to consider biological compatibility, as we definitely don’t want to cause any harm to non-targets plants or crop damage and/or yield loss.  ..

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Bees and Insecticide Use

4 May, 2015

Bee connectedInsecticides are designed to control insect pests and therefore also present a risk to many other insects, including bees. Direct exposure to some insecticides can result in bee death, which can sometimes occur after the bee has returned to the hive, presenting a risk to the entire hive through indirect exposure. ..

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How to avoid spray drift

2 February, 2015

Spray drift Neighbour relationships can turn sour in summer when fallow sprays with glyphosate and 2, 4-D drift over boundary fences, either by wind action (spray drift) or as vapour drift, and damage non-target crops like canola, grapes, tomatoes and shelterbelts. ..

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New Weeds declared in South Australia

2 February, 2015

South Australia weeds legislation The SA Government has declared an additional 24 weeds, including the highly flammable buffel grass, and sweet pittosporum, as well as gazania and white arum lily (some exemptions for sterile cultivars) in order to reduce their impact as pest plants across South Australia. ..

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Amendment of the Pesticides Act in NSW

2 February, 2015

amendment of pesticide act NSW As part of enacting nationally agreed pesticide reforms in NSW, some amendments to the NSW Pesticides Act 1999 have been proposed. The Pesticides Amendment Bill 2014 has been passed by the NSW Legislative Assembly and is awaiting consideration by the NSW Legislative Council.  ..

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