Spray essentials

By Country News

Australia’s leading spray application specialist Bill Gordon will headline an upcoming series of Grains Research and Development Corporation effective spray application workshops in Victoria.

GRDC southern grower relations manager Darren Arney said the workshops were 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 said.

‘‘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.

A workshop will be held in Elmore at Elmore Recreation Reserve on Monday, March 25 from 9am to 12.30pm and lunch will be provided.

Registration for the workshop is essential. For further details and to register, visit: or phone BCG on 0354 922 787 or email:

A series of videos on spray drift application and spray drift management are also available on the GRDC’s YouTube channel at: