Australians care about their neighbours, a sentiment felt strongly by farmers throughout the country who are committed to doing the right thing. With wet conditions, there are a lot of issues around summer weeds and appropriate spraying conditions have been tight. Growers are being urged to brush up on best practice and utilise the resources available.
- Know what to do. Read and follow label instructions – it is a legal requirement. Ensure spray applicators are fully trained and accredited.
- Check the conditions. Monitor conditions before, during and after spraying. Do not spray when there is a surface temperature inversion – likely to occur between midnight and sunrise – or when wind speeds are very low.
- Consider your neighbours - notify them of your spray plan.