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Spray Application Training – West Wyalong

March 24, 2020 - March 27, 2020


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There are three courses on offer:

    • Advanced Spray Application Training: Farm workers, farm managers and supervisors, agronomists, growers, spray contractors
    • Managing Spray Application – Level 4: Farm managers, agronomists, growers, spray contractors.
    • Managing Spray Application for Agronomists – Level 4: Agronomists

These courses were designed specifically for our industry and are full of relevant knowledge and information. They have been developed in close association with the NSW Department of Primary Industries, NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA), Stop Off-Target Spraying (SOS) committee’s consisting of growers, agronomists, key agribusinesses and suppliers. The content is delivered in practical, understandable terms with appropriate demonstrations and are for farm workers, farm supervisors, farm managers, agronomists, growers, spray contractor’s agricultural machinery technicians, spray unit sales personnel and parts technicians.

Learning Outcomes:

Advanced Spray Application Training – Level 3, Managing Spray Application for Agronomists – Level 4 & Managing Spray Application – Level 4


  • Identification and management of inversions
  • Prediction of weather using available technologies
  • Identification of suitable spray application conditions
  • Recording of information according to legislative requirements

Spray Drift Management Plans

  • Definition of drift – droplet, particle, volatile fraction
  • Investigation of nozzle selection options
  • Identification and management of issues re spray quality:
  • Legal requirements
  • Influence of tank mix
  • Matching water rate to extra coarse and ultra-coarse nozzles
  • Examination of surfactant selection and effect on nozzle performance
  • Development of two spray plans – winter and summer
  • Case study – drift in the USA and the implications for Australian applicators

Chemical Use

  • Determine legal requirements for use of chemicals (Advanced Spray course only)
  • Match 2,4-D rules to advice (Level IV & Agronomist Level IV courses only)
  • Discussion of label changes and the Global Harmonisation System (GHS)
  • Utilisation of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) as a tool for hazard and risk management
  • Discussion of water quality issues affecting chemical survival

Calibration and fine tuning of spray application equipment – workplace visit

  • Customisation of Spray Drift Management Plans to individual workplace requirements – machinery type, operation speed, nozzle spacing (spray planning)
  • Calibration and testing of spray application equipment
  • Calibration and adjusting of fence line jets to avoid under dosing

Storage and transport of chemicals (Advanced Spray course only)

  • Identification of issues concerning transportation of dangerous goods in broad acre farming
  • Development of knowledge re optimal storage and record keeping for ag/vet chemicals

Implement chemical application plan (Agronomist course only)

  • Development of best practice chemical spray recommendations
  • Completion of post course spray plan for a client
  • Update procedures to reflect required changes according to industry best practice

Implement chemical application plan (Level IV course only)

  • Completion of post course spray plan for a client
  • Update procedures to reflect required changes according to industry best practice

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West Wyalong, Nsw
West Wyalong, Nsw 2671 Australia + Google Map