AH11033 - Horticulture Risk Survey

Horticulture Australia Ltd commissioned a project to ascertain the status in 2012 of spraydrift issues as they relate to its diverse crops. This project involved Dr Hewitt and other stafffrom The University of Queensland surveying attitudes, training and incidents relating to realor perceived spray drift as well as associated training, risk assessment and drift management.The significance of this for the industry is that it helps set a baseline for spraying in 2012against which future activities related to spray application technology and drift managementcan be compared. It also puts spray drift into perspective by different factors such as croptype, region, local conditions and spraying practices. It helps define issues that could improvetraining and helps assess whether risk assessment modeling is appropriate.