New APVMA Use Guidelines for Adama Australia 2,4-D Herbicides

We’d like to inform customers and end users of new APVMA directions for use for our 2,4-D Herbicides.

As of 1 October 2019 the APVMA has re-issued permit 87174 in relation to the storage and use of agricultural chemical products containing the active constituent 2,4-D, extending the permit window to 30 September 2020. In addition, the APVMA has issued permit 87451, to provide aerial operators further information on how to comply with droplet spectra requirements and to provide access to alternative uses in a number of situations whilst continuing to address 2,4-D spray drift concerns.

Description: PER87174 authorising possession and custody, supply and use, of certain agricultural chemical products containing the active constituent 2,4-D and;

Description: PER87451 authorising use of products containing 2,4-D and nozzle selection to achieve mandatory very coarse or larger droplet size categories for aerial application. 

Key changes covered in the permit include:

  • New mandatory buffers zones for aquatic and non-target terrestrial areas

  • Minimum VERY COARSE spray droplet size category requirement

  • Restriction on application during temperature inversions

  • Advisory instructions including EXTREMELY COARSE spray droplet size category and reduced boom / release heights for both ground and aerial application in cereals, pasture and fallow between 1 October and 15 April.

These changes are part of the APVMA’s ongoing 2,4-D Chemical Review with the objective of further mitigating spray drift risk. More information can be found on the APVMA website.

The following Adama Australia products are affected by the new 2,4-D guidelines:

ADAMA Brand Name

Active Constituent

Product Specific Spray Drift Guidelines

2,4-D Amine 625

2,4-D Amine 625 g/L

2,4-D Amine 625 Product Specific Spray Drift Guidelines

2,4-D LV Ester 680

2,4-D LV Ester 680 g/L

2,4-D LV Ester 680 Product Specific Spray Drift Guidelines

Enforcer 75-D®

2,4-D 300g/L + Picloram 75 g/L

Enforcer 75-D® Product Specific Spray Drift Guidelines

Vortex®

2,4-D LV Ester 300g/L + Florasulam 6 g/L

Vortex® Product Specific Spray Drift Guidelines

Zulu® Evo (no longer available)

2,4-D Dimethylamine 720 g/L

APVMA 2,4-D Permit – 1 Oct 2019

Zulu ®  XT 2,4-D Dimethylamine + Isopropylamine salt 720 g/L Zulu® XT Product Specific Spray Drift Guidelines

 

For more information, please contact your local Adama Australia representative.