Chance to gain skills
FARMERS who are involved in broadacre spray application are encouraged to consider advanced training funded through the NSW Department of Primary Industries’ $14.7m AgSkilled program. Aimed at the cotton and grains industries across NSW, the AgSkilled program focuses on emerging technologies, such as the use of drones and satellite data, as well as farm machinery and business management. NSW DPI Principal Tocal College Darren Bayley said advanced spray application courses were offered through the college at locations across NSW to meet the needs of individual farmers, workers and their enterprise requirements.
"It is important for people who use chemicals to understand their responsibilities and the appropriate conditions for the safe use of agricultural chemicals," Mr Bayley said.
"Reducing herbicide chemical spray drift can help protect production and profitability in the cotton and grains industries.
"It also helps protect other sensitive areas and enterprises including bushland, waterways, beekeepers and the broader community.
"These courses are designed to ensure farmers and farm workers are equipped with the right skills to stay chemical safe."
The advanced chemical spray application training courses are delivered in partnership with Spray Safe and Save’s accredited trainer, Craig Day.
Mr Day said as cotton crops are sown in new areas of the state, more broadacre farmers are being challenged to ensure they reduce drift from their spray application processes.
To register your interest contact Cath on
02 6345 5818 or for more information visit www.tocal.nsw.edu.au.
BROADACRE OPPORTUNITIES: Advanced chemical spray application training funded through NSW Department of Primary Industries’ AgSkilled program.