Changes to registrations of 2,4-D containing products

This information is a summary of the recent changes to the stewardship around products containing 2,4-D.

MANDATORY- REQUIRED

  • VC (Very Coarse droplets).
  • DO NOT SPRAY in inversion conditions.
  • Mandatory buffer zones for aquatic and non-target applications.
  • Mandatory record keeping, with greater detail that the operator will have to update within 24 hours of application and keep the records for a minimum of 2 years.
  • Wind speed, Wind direction, Weather conditions and Delta T.

ADVISORY STATEMENT

  • Refers to applications in Cereals, Fallow & Summer spraying between October 1st and April 15th.
  • This is best practice but NOT mandatory at the moment.
  • Use Nozzles that produce UC (Ultra Coarse) or XC (Extremely Course) droplets.
  • Use higher water volumes/ha.
  • Slower application speeds to allow operations at lower boom height.

Please follow this link to take you to the download page for the 49 page document of the changes https://apvma.gov.au/node/32951 GRDC spray application and spray drift link https://grdc.com.au/spray-drift