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Grain growers in the southern cropping region are being provided with a new resource to help them plan and effectively execute pesticide spray applications to avoid spray drift... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has just published Weather Essentials for Pesticide Application which aims to help those applying pesticides to understand, observe and interpret local weather elements to ensure the safe and efficient control of pests and diseases in agricultural crops... "It is essential that spray applicators are able to identify and react to weather conditions at a local scale," Mr Tepper says...
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Mr Tepper says growers and spray applicators must be able to identify good or bad weather conditions at a local scale and react almost immediately to start or stop applications... Together the control the amount, concentration, transport and final destination of airborne pesticides and this knowledge will help them plan and effectively execute spray applications to avoid spray drift, he says... "Micro-weather factors important to the application of pesticides over a specific target can be significantly and critically different to the broad-area conditions indicated by weather forecasts, weather maps and off-site weather observations - especially overnight and into mid-morning," Mr Tepper said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Grain growers in the southern cropping region are being provided with a new resource to help them plan and effectively execute pesticide spray applications to avoid spray drift... The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has just published Weather Essentials for Pesticide Application which aims to help those applying pesticides to understand, observe and interpret local weather elements to ensure the safe and efficient control of pests and diseases in agricultural crops... "It is essential that spray applicators are able to identify and react to weather conditions at a local scale," Mr Tepper says...
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Mr Schaefer sees the future including more targeted forecasting for growers through micrometeorology, the use of private providers (already common in the US and the UK), improved radars and a better understanding of climate variability... At the moment any micrometeorology data collected is not normally available to growers, but as technology improves Mr Schaefer hopes this will change, improving understanding of crop performance and crop protection... Mr Ring uses astrometeorology - the theoretical effect of astronomical bodies and forces on Earth's atmosphere - a forecasting system that dates back to 3000 BCE. "I went in quite sceptical but he got me thinking," Mr Schaefer says...
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