GRDC Spray Days – Narromine

Event Name
GRDC Spray Days – Narromine
Start Date
End Date
Duration
7 hours and 30 minutes
Description

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

Spray Days will assist growers to make more informed decisions on spray equipment investment and how to use technology for optimum benefit.

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. Ryan Pratten (MPAC)
  • Inversion towers – a network of sensors to identify the presence of hazardous temperature inversions. Benefits for on-farm decision-making. Gordon Cumming (GRDC)
  • Changes to 2,4-D use – what’s changed and implications for users? Gordon Cumming (GRDC)
  • Matching spray capacity to the farm and optimising efficiency to improve capacity. Greg Rummery (Outlook Ag)
  • Reducing drift risk - boom speed and height, nozzles, droplet size and water volume. Harry Pickering (Adama) & Andrew Hewitt (UQ)
  • Optimising glyphosate efficacy. Mark Congreve (ICAN) & Maurie Street (GOA)
  • Green on brown and green on green sprayers – the technologies and capability now and in the future. Guy Coleman (USyd)

Afternoon trade display presentations

  • FMC: Spraying effectively with as few fines as possible. David Johnson
  • Corteva: Colex-D® Herbicide, a new 2,4-D formulation you can apply with confidence. Dan Cornally
  • Hardi: GeoSelect®, a new spraying solution designed to save farmers money, time and create greater efficiency. Mark Armstrong
  • Hutcheon & Pearce: Camera spray technology, where to from here? Hamish Ross
  • McIntosh Distribution: New technologies - Weedseeker®, Miller Nitro®, Bilberry®. Scott Jamieson
  • SpraySMART: Technology and the changing face of spray accreditation training delivery. Graham Edgar
  • 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

Attendance is free (morning tea and lunch provided), but registration essential for catering.

Region
North
Location
Narromine Aero Club, Tom Perry Dr
Narromine
NSW 2821
Contact name
Erica McKay
Contact email
Contact phone
Cost

Cost (in AUD$): Free

Registration

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