There is a wide range of resources available to support growers and spray applicators, as well as advisors and agronomists.
Spray advisors workshop, September 2018
- Bill Gordon's presentation (PDF, 7MB)
Cowboys belong on horses
- Video – a short film promoting our September field day
- Video - see how the cowboy from Collie struggles with a kite
Some useful resources we recommend include the following:
Weather Conditions & Surface Temperature Inversions
- Video – Early morning inversion practical demonstration
- Video – Daytime conditions after the inversion breaks
- Summer Weed Control Best Practice Guide by Mary O’Brien – read online | 3-fold printable brochure
- Weather Essentials for Pesticide Application by Graeme Tepper
- Surface temperature inversions and spraying – GRDC Fact Sheet
- Weather monitoring equipment for agricultural spraying operations – GRDC Fact Sheet
- Spray Application Manual edited by Bill Gordon (Module 10 covers Weather Monitoring for Spray Applications)
- Spraywise - 24 Hour Inversion Decision Wheel
- Implications for nozzle selection and spray quality from recent trial results – GRDC Fact Sheet
- Nozzle Selection Guide 2017
- Back Pocket Guide – Nozzle Selection
Spray Application & Machinery
- 2,4-D Awareness Guide: Easy to follow guide for the 2018 labelling conditions, courtesy of CSD and Nufarm
- Sample spray plan for advisors
- Spray Application Manual edited by Bill Gordon
- Maintaining efficacy with larger droplets - GRDC Fact Sheet
- Practical tips to reduce spray drift – GRDC Fact Sheet
- Pre-season sprayer checks and calibration tips – GRDC Fact Sheet
- Auto boom height is used to maintain the spray nozzle at the correct height above the target area – GRDC Fact Sheet
- SOS on the Country Hour, 11 July 2018
- Spraywise - for a range of publications and weather information, including the Spraywise app
- Cotton Map - map your cotton or find where cotton has been planted near you.
- BeeConnected - connecting registered beekeepers with registered farmers and contractors to identify the location of hives and crop protection product activities.
We will continue to add to this list, as well as creating our own resources, in coming months.