2008 February. St George area Qld Spray Drift. Pesticides: 2,4-D, Glyphosate

Spray drift kills cotton

Cotton growers in the St George area could face the complete loss of their crop due to spray drift.

St George Agronomist, John Barber says the damage is so bad, he’s advised some of his clients to plough in their crops.

Mr Barber says the drift is coming from broadacre farmers preparing their paddocks for winter crops.

Mr Barber says the offending chemical is a combination of 24D and glyphosate, the spray can drift 100km and he’s concerned farmers do not realise the damage they are causing.