2018 October – 4 Spray Drift Incidents (Central Highlands Queensland ). Pesticide:2,4-D

Cotton looks promising

19 October 2018 – Central Highlands Queensland


“… It’s not all positive in the region though, with four incidents of spray drift causing damage to crops already.

Cotton Australia chief executive officer, Adam Kay, said it was incredibly disappointing and frustrating to see that many reports already this season.

“It will take a little bit of time to see whether it’s actually just been a light dusting and it might grow through, or if it’s been quite heavy and affects the plant,” he said.

“The next couple of weeks will tell if the crops can recover from it.”

Mr Kay said he encouraged all farmers who use 2,4-D to look at the new guidelines and label changes, and act accordingly.

“In talking to the APVMA, if these changes they’ve made don’t result in a reduction in spray drift, or an elimination of spray drift, they’ve got to move to much more severe restrictions,” he said.