GRDC Spray Days – Emerald

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GRDC Spray Days – Emerald
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7 hours and 30 minutes

Technology and social licence are changing how we spray fallow and field crops. Come to the GRDC Spray Day at Emerald to discuss the latest spray technology innovations and stewardship with industry experts.

Mornings are formatted as presentations and discussions with topics selected by a local panel.  In the afternoon trade display session, growers can focus in on the technologies they are most interested in, with direct access to leading industry technology providers.

Morning topics:

  • Social licence, drift, MRL’s and trade. Paul McIntosh (Pulse Australia/AHRI)
  • Inversion towers - a network of sensors to identify the presence of hazardous temperature inversions. Benefits for on-farm decision-making. Susan Maas (CRDC)
  • Sensor technologies for targeted spraying - current capability and future opportunities Craig Baillie (USQ)
  • Optimising glyphosate efficacy. Mark Congreve (ICAN)
  • Options to reduce drift risk - best practice and relative importance of boom speed and height, nozzle type, droplet size and water volume. David Johnson (FMC)
  • Fine tuning drift reduction - New nozzles and their performance, the impact of adjuvants and wind tunnel studies. Andrew Hewitt (UQ)

Afternoon trade display presentations:

  • Single Agriculture: Know what’s there before or after you spray and spot spray with your existing sprayer.  Map weeds at 200ha per hour. Ben Single
  • Corteva: Colex-D® Herbicide, a new 2,4-D formulation you can apply with confidence. Matt Kunde
  • Hardi: GeoSelect®, a new spraying solution designed to save farmers money, time and create greater efficiency. Mark Armstrong
  • Croplands: WEED-IT Optical Spot Spraying Technology – System overview and lessons learned from over 7 years of commercial experience in Australia. Lachlan Coom
  • McIntosh Distribution: New precision application technologies for self-propelled sprayers including IntelliSpray®, WeedSeeker® 2 spot spraying system and Bilberry® intelligent spot spraying (available on Miller® Nitro). Scott Jameson
  • FMC: Spraying effectively with as few fines as possible. David Johnson
  • Milne Bros: Update/introduction to new Agtronics ground following spot spray equipment coupled together with Weedit Sensor Technology. Axel Amory
  • RDO: Developed in partnership with USQ, See & Spray Select is both an effective targeted spray solution and highly productive broadcast machine built on the strong foundation of John Deere’s ExactApplyTM to provide farmers with two time-saving sprayers in one. Richard Weston

Register at 8:30am for an 8:45am start, finish by 4pm.
Attendance is free (morning tea and lunch provided), but please register for catering.

McIndoe Function Centre, Opal St
QLD 4720
Contact name
Erica McKay
Contact email
Contact phone

Cost (in AUD$): Free


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