Bill Gordon to lead effective spray application workshops

Author: | Date: 13 Mar 2019

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Effective spray application will be the focus of GRDC workshops in Victoria. Photo: BCG

Australia’s leading spray application specialist Bill Gordon will headline an upcoming series of Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) effective spray application workshops in Victoria.

Growers and advisers are invited to attend the workshops at Elmore (March 25), Lake Bolac (March 26), Kaniva (March 27), Warracknabeal (March 28) and Sea Lake (March 29).

GRDC Grower Relations Manager – South, Darren Arney, says the workshops are designed to enhance the performance of sprayers, improve product application and mitigate spray drift risk factors.

“Workshop attendees will be presented with expert insight into new 2,4-D label changes and the legal and nozzle requirements when using 2,4-D, as well as nozzle selection, droplet size and spray quality, appropriate conditions for spraying, and day versus night spraying in terms of risk of drift,” Mr Arney says.

“Other topics to be covered include the 24-hour risk profile for summer spraying, rate of product and adjuvant selection, adjuvant effects on nozzles, boom height above the target, influence of travel speed and boom stability performance.”

Part of a larger suite of GRDC workshops dealing with spray application, the free workshops are being presented by Birchip Cropping Group (BCG).

Each workshop will be from 9am to 12.30pm and lunch will be provided.

Registration for the workshops is essential. For further details and to register, visit here, or phone BCG on 03 5492 2787 or email info@bcg.org.au.

Contact Details

For Interviews

Ciara Cullen, BCG
0437 107585
ciara@bcg.org.au

Contact

Sharon Watt, GRDC
0409 675100
sharon.watt@grdc.com.au

GRDC Project code: BWD1803-005SAX