Bill Gordon to lead effective spray application workshops
Author: Sharon Watt | Date: 13 Mar 2019
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.
Ciara Cullen, BCG
Sharon Watt, GRDC
GRDC Project code: BWD1803-005SAX
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