2010 February: Wowan Spray Drift Issue Unresolved

Feb 2010: CENTRAL Queensland producer Robert Eastcott says he is “frustrated” that officialdom is unable to help him resolve a long-standing spray drift complaint. The alleged incident at his Kaylee Park property, Wowan, has caused him to generate a swag of correspondence over the issue which, he says, stands to place him in danger of financial ruin. Since purchasing the property in 2001, Mr Eastcott says he has suffered numerous spray drift incidents, forcing him to reconsider further investment in forage sorghum and other pasture crops, also irrigation technology. He estimates crop losses arising from the alleged incident to be in the order of $60,000.