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Northern Territory Government

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Issue 62, December 2017

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DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRY AND RESOURCES Page 13 of 25 Top Paddock Newsletter Application technology workshops The Department of Primary Industries and Resources and NT Farmers identified the need for greater training in application technology and applied for funding from Federal Governments National Landcare programme promoting sustainable agriculture. This funding was used to run training workshops at Douglas Daly, Katherine and Darwin. A YouTube video was also produced to demonstrate nozzle selection. If you would like further information about improving your application practices or would like staff within your organisation to attend a spray technology workshop, please contact Callen Thompson callen.thompson@nt.gov.au Spotlight on technology Callen Thompson, Senior Extension Agronomist, Katherine. SnapCard Continuing with the theme of improving spray application (see article in this issue), the focus on this Spotlight on Technology is an app that gives spray applicators the ability to assess the coverage they are achieving with their spraying. Applicators can place water sensitive paper (available from rural retailers) on their target, be it the crop, a weed or a mango leaf. They then spray the target and come back to collect the water sensitive paper. The applicator can then use the app to assess the percentage of coverage. The user can compare different spraying settings to assess what is giving the best results for their current environmental conditions. The app was developed by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, and the University of WAs (UWA) applied entomology program. This was supported by funding from the Council of Grain Grower Organisations and the GRDC. For more information go to the Grains, Research and Development Corporation website. DPIR has a great YouTube video demonstrating how to use water sensitive paper. For information on using chemicals responsibly visit the Northern Territory Government website. Figure 13 SnapCard screen shot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmOnIcMyZGc mailto:callen.thompson@nt.gov.au https://grdc.com.au/resources-and-publications/groundcover/ground-cover-supplements/ground-cover-issue-122-spray-application/app-provides-snappy-spray-assessment https://grdc.com.au/resources-and-publications/groundcover/ground-cover-supplements/ground-cover-issue-122-spray-application/app-provides-snappy-spray-assessment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmOnIcMyZGc https://nt.gov.au/industry/agriculture/farm-management/using-chemicals-responsibly

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