GPSA forum to explore spray best practice

A forum focused on planning for best practice agrichemical spray application in the South Australian grain industry is being held at Freeling in March.

The forum is free for Grain Producers SA (GPSA) members and will feature a range of experts in the field of spray application, including internationally renowned expert in spray drift management Dr Andrew Hewitt and weeds expert, Professor Chris Preston.

The one-day forum will be held at the F.A.R.M Centre at Freeling on 7 March, 2024 with GPSA members able to access free tickets and non-GPSA members’ tickets being $50.

GPSA Chief Executive Officer Brad Perry said the Spray Forum will provide a comprehensive full day program of expert speakers and discussions.

“GPSA’s Spray Forum will be a full day where grain producers can come together to not only hear from world renowned experts but have the important discussions that need to be had on agrichemical application,” he said.

“It is positive to see a targeted focus on best spray practices with workshops on the Yorke Peninsula, Mid North, Murraylands and Fleurieu in the coming months and we want to build on that momentum by holding the Spray Forum.

“GPSA is taking leadership in spray application through our campaign with the tagline ‘Don’t Spray Your Dollars Away’, reminding producers that off target spray doesn’t just impact livelihoods and communities, but it can cost that farmer financially.”

The Forum will cover education and awareness through topics such as social licence, droplets and nozzles, market access, optimizing spray effectiveness, hazardous inversions, weather stations and boom sprays.

Tickets for GPSA members are free and registrations are required. Non-GPSA members can purchase tickets for $50 per person.

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