STOP THE DRIFT

Central Otago Mirror - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE -

A four year pro­ject for the Cen­tral Otago Wine­grow­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion has now come to fruition with the re­lease of the new Cen­tral Otago Vine­yard Lo­ca­tor Map. Fol­low­ing con­cerns re­gard­ing a num­ber of re­cent agri­chem­i­cal spray drift in­ci­dents in the Cen­tral Otago re­gion re­sult­ing in mil­lions of dol­lars worth of dam­age to lo­cal vine­yards, the as­so­ci­a­tion de­vel­oped a Vine­yard Lo­ca­tor Map to en­sure farm­ers and lo­cal spray con­trac­tors are aware of where all Cen­tral Otago vine­yards are lo­cated. Spokesman James Dicey said spray drift in­ci­dents could oc­cur up to 30km away from spray ap­pli­ca­tion so it was im­por­tant peo­ple were aware of neigh­bour­ing vine­yards to min­imise any threat of dam­age.

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