THE Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority has announced interim measures from its review of 2,4-D which require new spray drift instructions for the 2019 season.
The 2,4-D products currently exposed to these measures are 2,4-D Amine and LV Ester. However, in future years it may be extended to include most, if not all, of the Group I herbicides like MCPA, Lontrel and dicamba, Garlon, Starane and others. Nufarm Australia has been instrumental in helping farmers change their thinking towards spraying with these products, and providing the knowledge required for them to successfully apply the 2,4-D products without the risk of drift. Anyone applying 2,4-D products is now obliged to follow the new label directions. Manufacturers, like Nufarm, have new labels on all 2,4-D products and will provide access to these labels for all 2,4-D products. All advisors will also need to be aware of the changes to ensure spray recommendations do not breach the new labels. Marc Cooney from Nufarm said there were a couple of things Yorke Peninsula farmers must be aware of when applying these products in the future.
“The minimum mandatory droplet size increases to very coarse (currently coarse)” Marc said. “Farmers are advised to use a larger droplet size (extremely coarse or ultra-coarse) until April 15, 2019. “There are downwind buffer zones that have been established from sensitive vegetation and aquatic areas, with boom heights now restricted to a maximum of 50cm off of the target, whether it be the ground or the stubble.”YP AG’s Chris Davey said there were a few things farmers could do to prevent spray drift. “Use minimum of 80L/ha water volume and, in heavy stubbles, increase this to 100L/ha” he said. “Keep speeds to below 20km/h, and use only recommended adjuvants with the 2,4-D products in question.” Chris said spray drift was not a major concern on YP due to the lack of sensitive crops like vineyards, cotton and summer crops. “However, if we don’t abide by these guidelines, there is always a chance spray drift can occur, and we will lose these vital products completely from use in our farming systems,” he said.
For more information about the spray drift regulations, or to change over your nozzles for when using the 2,4-D products, call into your local YP AG branch.
Since the start of this year you can see some new faces at our YP AG branches. In Kadina Des will be working in logistics and Tyra started as customer service representative, in Yorketown Aniek started in the same role. Curramulka has Nicole as an edition to the team she will expand her agronomy knowledge working closely with Kara. To complete the team of our Maitland branch Will has started as manager in training.
More information about our new staff you could’ve seen in the country life.
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Do you need a ChemCert or need to renew your current ChemCert? The new dates are now available.
Below are the courses currently scheduled in SA for 2019 through to mid-year.
Enrolments can be sent through to ChemCert on this form.
The form can be used for either Online or Face to Face courses.
Local course in Kadina, Maitland and Yorketown available.
20/03/19 Murray Bridge
26/03/19 Crystal Brook
02/04/19 Mt Barker
09/04/19 Kangaroo Island (Parndana)
10/04/19 Kangaroo Island (Parndana)
17/04/19 McLaren Vale
01/05/19 Mt Barker
14/05/19 Murray Bridge
29/05/19 Mt Gambier
31/05/19 Kingston SE
04/06/19 Port Augusta
18/06/19 Mt Barker
19/06/19 Tailem Bend
Learn more about our new staff, featured in last weeks Yorke Peninsula Country Times.
Luke Harrop, James Williamson and Luke Hoare.
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Meet Jeroen! As you may or may not be aware, Jeroen is currently completing a 3 month internship with YPAG.
Please make yourself known to Jeroen if you see him, especially at the field days.
Below is a snippet about himself.
Hello, I am Jeroen Wolters. 23 Years old and come from Mensingeweer, in the Netherlands. In the Netherlands I follow the study Agrotechnics and Management. On the weekends and holidays I work for LMD Pellikaan in Den Andel. That is a workshop specialised in boom-sprayers and also a dealer from Agrifac. Beside that I am a team member from student tractorpulling team Rattle and Hum, nice thing to do beside study.
I’m currently doing an Internship with YP Ag for three months. In this three months I support Brad (the man with the big beard from Yorketown) with several maintenance and repairing jobs. Beside that I do some preparing (like mapping) for the new Agrifac Endurance demo machine. This machine is executed with two new nozzle systems called StrictSprayPlus and DynamicDosePlus. So the machine can spray per nozzle the right amount on the right spot.
I hope to see you soon!
A.I.M. Check-free Weaning ~ Don’t waste your energy!
How A.I.M. check- free weaning will save you time, labour and huge amounts of supplementary feed…right now! Feed’s tight and hand feeding really is the only way to keep ewes and lambs going. Or is it? Supplying energy as hay or grain to Ewes in tough conditions can pretty quickly become a pain in the wallet! Not only that, but if you’re feeding just to maintain their nick there’s no guarantee that they’ll be in the condition required to deliver a bumper lamb crop next season. Energy is an expensive commodity. That’s why it makes sense not to waste it. So, when it comes to supplementing milking ewes, saving energy (and money) it means finding smart ways reduce their feed requirement, fast. Drying ewes off by weaning lambs will do that. In fact, weaning can deliver a massive 40 % feed saving overnight! Also, if those lambs are weaned correctly, without a check, they’ll maintain their health and growth right through weaning and beyond. Interestingly, many people who use A.I.M check free weaning to solve a feed problem in tight times, actually adopt it as an ongoing strategy simply because of the consistently positive effect it has on lamb performance. The great thing is, that apart from taking all the headaches out of weaning, A.I.M. check-free systems will also save you time, labour and huge amounts of supplementary feed. That, not only gives your bank balance a chance to recover, but equally importantly, allows more time for your ewes build up properly again before the next joining. Capturing those benefits is all about setting lambs up so they come through the stress, handling and feed changes without a hitch. That means eliminating those annoying problems like scours, snotty noses and pinkeye that can cause a tail in the mob. It also means keeping lambs extremely calm and quiet, right from day one. The best weaning systems should not only deliver all of that but should do so in way that’s simple, easy and above all practical. So practical in fact, that regardless of where and how you farm you’ll always be able to depend on the results. A.I.M. check- free weaning systems are designed to deliver all of that – And they do, time after time on farms all over Australia. That’s because they use some of the most advanced nutrition technologies available, not just to nurture lambs through first critical 48 hours after weaning, but also to help accelerate their growth and development in the weeks and months that follow. So if you’re keen to save money, time and effort feeding ewes then now really is the time to implement an A.I.M. check free weaning system. It’s the simply the best way to stop wasting energy! It’s also the best way to produce the healthiest weaners, every time. Just ask Josh Walter of Murnong Farms, Inverleigh, Vic… “ The A.I.M. check-free weaning has made a huge difference to our lamb growth rates… We don’t see setbacks , just continual weight gain…Weaning this way means we can now run 30 % more stock than we used to”
ADVANCED WEANING MANAGEMENT Freshly weaned animals exposed to diets that are low in nutrients critical to proper growth and health are at risk of poor weight gain, reduced immune response and retarded physiological development. Designed by Australian experts for Australian conditions, Weanermax Catalyst Lick is a comprehensively formulated blend of Macro & Micro minerals, Vitamins and Carbohydrates specifically engineered to help optimise the supply of those key nutrients to young ruminants in that critical immediate-postweaning period. Also contains advanced Moisture Resistance Technologies For more information on Weanermax product range click here
Contact your local YP Agriservices branch for more information.
Ph: 08 88521636
“2018 YP AG Calendar featuring “UAV Photography”
We are very pleased to announce the opening of the 2017 UAV (Drone) Photography Competition, showcasing rural enthusiasts, YP AG employees and amateur photographers’ images in our 2018 calendar.
The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) commonly referred to as a Drone captures beautiful images and provides a very unique perspective on the world above us!
Showcase your best and enter photo’s featuring our beautiful Yorke Peninsula & Mid North regions – can be either agricultural or coastal views.
- 3 Entries per person.
- All photos must be sent as an original landscape, with a minimum of 1-2Mb, and resolution of 300dpi.
- All entries must be submitted by 9pm, September 17th, 2018.
Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
We love our clients and we are giving you the chance to share your favourite photo & WIN!
Our top photos will be selected by our YP AG staff and featured in our 2018 Client Calendar.
Additionally, please permit us to display your photo’s at the Paskeville Field days this year and the public will vote. The picture with the most votes will win a prize! (People’s choice). The Winning photo’s will also be featured in our 2018 Calendar.
1st Prize: People’s choice – winner to be announced at 3pm Thursday the 28th of September, The Paskeville Field Days.
Prize: $200 Debit Card Voucher – You can spend however you like!
2nd Prize: Voted by our staff – winner to be announced at 3pm Thursday the 28th of September, The Paskeville Field Days.
Prize: $75 Debit Card Voucher – You can spend however you like!
Entries must be submitted by 5pm Thursday August 31st, 2017
All entries to be emailed to us at email@example.com