The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has released a modified version of its Spray Drift Management Tool (SDMT) to allow for the recalculation of buffer zones for products authorised under PER93132.
PER93132, held by Grain Producers Australia, has been issued by the APVMA to allow applicators to access and use the modified SDMT for selected products in cereals and fallow situations.
Rather than simply applying the ‘worst case’ buffers when planning their spraying programme, applicators can now input site-specific information into the modified SDMT and calculate reduced buffer zones applicable to their local conditions, application preferences, and drift reduction technology.
In addition to the benefit of buffer zone reductions, use of the modified SDMT will allow users to recalculate buffer zones, reducing the need to provide a wide range of application options on the label. The modified SDMT is also intended to increase applicator understanding of the relationship between application parameters and off-target drift.
More information about the modified SDMT and PER93132 is available on our website.