One of Australia’s leading meteorologists, Graeme Tepper, will lead a Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) effective spray application workshop at Irymple next month.
Growers and advisers are invited to attend the February 18 workshop where the focus will be on the operational and meteorological factors that influence the occurrence of spray drift.
GRDC Grower Relations Manager – South, Darren Arney, says workshop attendees will be presented with expert insight into the day/night cycles of atmospheric stability, wind, temperature and humidity – all of which are factors critical to the efficacy of the chemicals sprayed.
“The workshop will detail the drivers of crop protection efficacy, ranging from total uptake by the target and highly efficient crop protection, through to weather conditions not suitable for chemical application,” Mr Arney says.
Presented by Birchip Cropping Group (BCG), the free-of-charge workshop will provide attendees with greater understanding of:
- Worldwide circulations and local effects that can lead to long and short-range drift
- Subtle variations of the paddock environment that determine the success or otherwise of spray application
- The best conditions to ensure effective chemical transfer from the boomspray to the target
- Local and distant topographic features that can influence paddock conditions important to spraying
- Operational and environmental conditions important to spray operations.
The workshop will be at the Agriculture Victoria Acacia Conference Room in Irymple, from 12.30-4pm. Registration for the workshop, which includes lunch, is essential.