Permit issued to correct spray drift management instructions on current product labels

March 11, 2015

An audit of product labels containing information to manage spray drift has identified several products with incorrect labelling instructions.

The APVMA has issued a permit to Plant Health Australia to resolve several issues related to the ability of a chemical user to comply with the spray drift labelling instructions on a range of products.

Generally the changes relate to:

  • droplet size requirements
  • the requirement to measure wind speed 15 metres upwind of an orchard or vineyard
  • inaccurate or limited nozzle classification system references.

The short term permit (until December 2016) will allow for label updates to occur, existing stock levels to be depleted, and for new labels to appear in the marketplace. More