Spray Application Workshop

Clare Valley Wine & Grape Association invites growers to an interactive spray workshop at Taylors Wines on 17 November, 7.30am -12.00pm.

Scott Matthew from Syngenta will demonstrate practical methods to set up your sprayer for the most effective and efficient coverage to protect your vineyard against fungal diseases this season.

Local independent consultant Mick Faulkner will discuss the importance of avoiding spraying in inversion conditions and the responsibility of all agricultural producers to keep their agrichemical sprays in their own paddock.


When: Thursday, November 17 from 7:30am to 12:00noon

Bacon & Egg Rolls and Morning Tea included

Where: Taylors Wines, meet at the Vineyard Office

Register here: https://www.trybooking.com/CEB...


7.30am Arrival coffee, tea and bacon and egg rolls

7.45am Mick Faulkner, Agrilink Agricultural Consultants:

  • Hitting the target - Leading the way with best practice spray application
  • Tools for avoiding spraying in temperature inversion conditions - Mid North Mesonet

8.15am Scott Mathew, Syngenta product lead, viticulture & fruit crops:

  • Fungicide application 101
    - Penetration, avoiding drift
    - Dilute application volumes
    - Concentration factors
    - Airflow adjustment
    - Nozzle size and droplet size
    - Product choice
    - Plant science
    - Efficient water use
  • Herbicide application
    - Key factors to reduce spray drift
    - Nozzle selection

9.45am Morning tea

10.15am Vineyard demonstration of fungicide application

  • Pastro high pressure sprayer
  • Croplands air-assisted sprayer

11.30am Herbicide application demonstration

12.00pm Close