New 2,4-D label spray drift instructions

On October 4th 2018, the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) issued new instructions on the use of 2,4-D products to reduce the likelihood of spray drift damage this summer.

Corteva Agriscience™ products affected by these new instructions are Esteron LV, FallowBoss Tordon, Statesman 720, and Tordon 75 D.

The new instructions take effect immediately and include:

• A requirement not to spray in inversion conditions and additional information on recognising inversion conditions

• Downwind mandatory no spray zones for both aquatic and terrestrial off target vegetation (including sensitive crops, gardens, landscaping vegetation, protected native vegetation or protected animal habitat)

•A requirement to use nozzles producing droplets no smaller than the Very Coarse spray quality category

• Mandatory record keeping requirements, and

• Advisory statements about spray application over summer.

 

Users and resellers may continue to use 2,4-D products with the old instructions on the label provided the new instructions are followed.

For products manufactured prior to 1 November 2018 – at the time of supply, the supplier must provide to the person taking possession or custody of the relevant product a copy of the spray drift instructions. Please follow this link to find copies of amended labels which incorporate these instructions:

Corteva Agriscience 2,4-D products manufactured on or after 1 November 2018 will have a copy of the spray drift instructions incorporated into the normal label booklet. For more information visit the APVMA website.