Workshops cover spray application
Riverine Plains is hosting two Grains Research and Development Corporation spray application workshops on September 13 and 14 in Dookie and Rutherglen respectively.
The half-day workshops will be conducted by Bill Gordon, from Bill Gordon Consulting, and are designed to assist farmers get the most from their spray equipment.
Mr Gordon is a consultant who has delivered a number of GRDC-funded projects related to application technology and drift management to the Australian agricultural industry.
Through a combination of practical demonstration and ‘sit-down’ training, Mr Gordon will provide up-to-date information on nozzle selection, droplet behaviour, drift reduction, weather for spraying and inversion risk.
He will also discuss the need for different set-ups depending on the type of spray job at hand, recent changes to regulation and herbicide resistance. The two workshops will be held at: ■ Dookie — on Thursday, September 13 from 1 pm to 4 pm at the University of Melbourne’s Dookie Campus, 940 DookieNalinga Rd, Dookie; and
■ Rutherglen — on Friday, September 14 from 9 am to noon at Agriculture Victoria, 124 Chiltern Valley Rd, Rutherglen.
Bookings are essential as workshops are strictly limited to 25 attendees. ■ For more information or to RSVP, phone Fiona Hart at Riverine Plains on 5744 1713 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org