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COUNTRYMAN | Spray drift addressed as grain groups launch online hub to improve industry training

Australia’s peak national grain producer groups are calling for increased vigilance on spray drift prevention to safeguard the industry’s high productivity and strong performance as they launch a new online hub focussed on the issue.

With summer weed spraying coming into focus, Grain Producers Australia and GrainGrowers have urged members to brush up on best practice and make use of available resources after spray drift damage reported in the Eastern States earlier this year caused $100 million damage to cotton crops, as well as to vegetation on neighbouring properties.

GPA Southern Grower director and research, development and extension spokesman Andrew Weidemann said it was critical to manage spray drift properly and be vigilant with application, and to ensure growers could maintain access to critical on-farm tools that helped drive productivity and sustainability.


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