Farm Table says:
This spray drift guide has been developed by Crop Life as part of their Stewardship First Program. The guide provides a range of resources to draw upon to manage spray drift.
Their ‘must-do’s’ include:
- Monitor weather conditions
- Check label requirements for wind speed, buffer zones and other weather parameters.
- Be aware of sensitive crops, aquacultural assets, sensitive environmental areas or farmed bees in your area and use
- Plan to use the largest droplet size supported on the product label.
- Minimise boom height, without compromising the spray pattern or achieving the spray target zone of the crop or situation.
- Make sure the wind is blowing away from susceptible areas, or an adequate buffer distance is available
- Be aware of local topographic and convective influences on wind speed and direction
- DO NOT spray during still or low-level air temperature inversion conditions
There are also clues to recognising a surface air temperature inversion.