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SPRAY DRIFT WARNING

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With the recent warm weather and foreseeable warm conditions ahead PIRSA are reminding farmers of the dangers of Spray Drift with PIRSA investigating recent Riverland incidents.

Manager Rural Chemical Operations at PIRSA Biosecurity SA, Michael McManus, said producers must be particularly alert to NOT spray during inversion conditions.

Mr McManus also said that Biosecurity SA are investigating reports of farmers in the Riverland and Northern Mallee spraying in less than ideal conditions in mid-January.

Fines can apply to those found guilty of causing off target spray damage to the tune of $35,000.

For information on avoiding spray drift and best practice chemical use visit the PIRSA website.