Cropping

Workshops cover spray application

By Country News

Riverine Plains is hosting two Grains Research and Development Corporation spray application workshops on September 13 and 14 in Dookie and Rutherglen respectively.

The half-day workshops will be conducted by Bill Gordon, from Bill Gordon Consulting, and are designed to assist farmers get the most from their spray equipment.

Mr Gordon is a consultant who has delivered a number of GRDC-funded projects related to application technology and drift management to the Australian agricultural industry.

Through a combination of practical demonstration and ‘sit-down’ training, Mr Gordon will provide up-to-date information on nozzle selection, droplet behaviour, drift reduction, weather for spraying and inversion risk.

He will also discuss the need for different set-ups depending on the type of spray job at hand, recent changes to regulation and herbicide resistance.

The two workshops will be held at:

■Dookie — on Thursday, September 13 from 1pm to 4pm at the University of Melbourne’s Dookie Campus, 940 Dookie-Nalinga Rd, Dookie; and

■Rutherglen — on Friday, September 14 from 9am to noon at Agriculture Victoria, 124 Chiltern Valley Rd, Rutherglen.

Bookings are essential as workshops are strictly limited to 25 attendees.

■For more information or to RSVP, phone Fiona Hart at Riverine Plains on 5744 1713 or email: info@riverineplains.org.au