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National Working Party on Pesticide Applications newsletter

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Improving spray coverage in your orchard

Kevin Quinlan and Jim Patch from MPC are working with their suppliers to ensure effective spray coverage in their macadamia orchards. In this video Kevin explains how you can check that you are achieving effective spray coverage. He also discusses some of the simple modifications that can be made to existing spray equipment to achieve greater coverage, especially in the tops of tall trees.

Click here to go to the macSmart site (go to ‘Innovation’) or if you are already logged in to the macSmart site, click here to see the video.

Tree row removal case study

Guido Conte from Tregeagle in northern NSW shares his experience with whole row removal on one of the blocks on his farm. He discusses how the removal has impacted the block and also production trends before and after the row removal.

Click here to go to the macSmart site (go to ‘Canopy management’, ‘Tree removal’) or if you are already logged in to the macSmart site, click here to see the video.

Looking for skilled workers to meet your seasonal needs?

Check out these 2 resources:

1) The National Harvest Labour Information Service coordinates and distributes information about harvest labour in Australia and actively sources people who are looking for harvest jobs. Growers wanting to lodge a job vacancy, call 1800 062 332 (Monday to Friday 8am-8pm EST) or visit their website. Workers can be referred to you by phone, text or email.

2) The North Coast Agricultural Shared Labour Pool matches farmers in northern NSW with skilled workers to fill casual short-term vacancies. Visit their website or Facebook page.

Dispose of your unwanted agvet chemicals

ChemClear is calling on Queensland growers to register their unwanted chemicals for the next collection due to commence in May/June 2015. Any chemicals displaying the drumMUSTER eligible container logo are collected free of charge… more

Inexperienced workers - are you liable for their Work Health & Safety?

Queensland farmers will be able to save money on their power bills with Ergon Energy now waiving the fee for changing between the different types of farming and irrigation tariffs… more

More freedom for farmers to switch and save

Queensland farmers will be able to save money on their power bills with Ergon Energy now waiving the fee for changing between the different types of farming and irrigation tariffs… more

Cutting red tape with Single Touch Payroll

The government will cut red tape for employers and simplify tax and superannuation reporting obligations with the announcement of a Single Touch Payroll... more

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