“Phenoxy herbicides can spread for many kilometres if sprayed in unsuitable conditions. “Many plants are highly sensitive to phenoxy herbicides and the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority has placed a ‘no-spray window’ on the high volatility 2,4-D esters between September 1 and April 30.”
The EPA encourages people to report alleged pesticide misuse to the them on the Environment Line on 131 555. People making a report should advise of what they see, smell or hear and note the time and weather conditions, if possible. These details will assist with any investigations.