The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) have implemented a Spray Drift policy in relation to downwind buffer zones for ground based and aerial spray applications to protect the public, sensitive terrestrial and aquatic areas, and trade.
With further changes likely to be implemented by APVMA, Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) has implemented a grower survey to evaluate the risk and appropriate Drift Reduction Technologies being employed on-farm.
The information collected from the survey will be used to determine the required investment in drift minimisation and also assist industry in discussions with the APVMA on the impact of imposed downwind buffer zones and the extent to which this approach can be improved.
The University Of Queensland has been contracted by HAL to undertake the survey which can be completed by following this link
NGIA encourages all growers to participate in the survey so HAL has sufficient information to ensure further changes to Spray Drift Policy truly reflect industry as well as community needs.
By completing the survey, you will go into the draw for a $100 Landmark Gift Voucher.
If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Anthony Kachenko on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0410 551 560