Spray Drift Webinar
APVMA Releases Changes to 2,4-D Chemical Use
The APVMA is implementing new instructions to mitigate the risk of spray drift, which restrict the application of 2,4-D herbicides. In order for these new instructions to be in place, all current 2,4-D labels will be cancelled and the use of 2,4-D will be through a permit. The permit will stay in place until the conclusion of the current 2,4-D review.
Spray drift webinar
- 2-3pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
- 1.30-2.30pm ACST (SA)
- 12-1pm AWST (WA)
What you need to know
- The full instructions can be found here https://apvma.gov.au/node/32941
- Do not spray when a surface temperature inversion is present
- Applicators must now use at least a Very Coarse (VC) spray quality
- When using a boom sprayer, boom heights must be 0.5m or lower above the target canopy
- Downwind buffers now apply (typically less than 50m, subject to rate and product being applied) between application sites, downwind sensitive crops and environmentally sensitive aquatic areas
- Additional record keeping is required. Operators need to update spray records, with greater detail, within 24 hours of application and keep these records for a minimum of two years.
The webinar will cover
The webinar will include a presentation by APVMA about the changes and feature a panel of experts to provide practical advice and personal experience to answer your questions.
- APVMA explanation of changes to the ‘directions for use’ for 2,4-D.
- Changes to application techniques.
- Spray quality.
- The observance of mandatory no-spray buffer zones.
- Increased requirements for detailed record keeping.
- Interactive Q&A session with an expert panel.
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