Australian Grape & Wine Events Calendar

Hit the Target & Save Money (Chemical & Spray Awareness)

Date(s) - 26 Sep 2012
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Department of Primary Indsutries

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Contact Details
Peter Hamence
Phone: 50514500
Fax: 50514534

Event Region(s)



Location:  Carwarp Hall – Carwarp


9:00am Introduction & Welcome (Peter Hamence)

9:10am Summary of the issues/incidents in this region (Jo Robinson)

9:20am Update on the APVMA spray drift operating principals (Alan Roberts)

9:50am The fate of airborne pesticides (Graeme Tipper)

11:00am Morning tea break

11:15am Best practice for chemical spraying (Craig Day)

12:40pm Farm Biosecurity (Jim Moran)

12:45pm General Discussion (Alan Roberts)

1:00pm Workshop Close (Jo Robinson)

This workshop will help you:

These workshops will help you:

  • Understand the impact that weather has on chemical application and the fate of airborne herbicides
  • Minimise drift and waste and adopt best practice
  • Understand changes to chemical labelling and user requirements
  • Make the right choices in developing your spray plan
  • Manage spray drift by understanding the causes and effects



Craig Day, a spray application specialist with years of experience in sprayer set up and spray application. Craig is also a spray contractor and has conducted hundreds of sprayer workshops helping farmers set up their sprayers for more effective operation with less risk; and


Graeme Tepper, a meteorologist (formerly with the Bureau of Meteorology and author of the “Weather for Pesticide Spraying” brochure) specialising in the impact of weather on chemical application. Graeme’s insights into the impact of the local and broader landscape on spray movement are awesome.


Alan Roberts, DPI Chemical Standards, impacts of off target spray movement. Alan has been a chemical user, trainer and regulator since the early 1970’s and has years of experience in chemical use.