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Northern Territory weed management handbook



Northern Territory weed management handbook

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Weed management handbook


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Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This manual has been developed to provide detailed information about weed control in the Northern Territory.


Date:2012; Includes: Weeds in the N.T. -- Legislative responsibilities -- Strategic & planned approaches to weed management -- Prevention -- Weed control methods -- Integrated weed control -- Using herbicides correctly -- Herbicide toxicity -- Modes of action -- Herbicide resistance -- Herbicide control techniques -- Using adjuvants, surfactants & oils with herbicides -- Factors affecting adjuvant use -- Records of use -- Disposal of excess chemicals & used chemical containers -- Chemical handling training -- Weed control option tables -- Publications -- Websites.




Weeds -- Control; Weeds -- Northern Territory -- Identification

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Northern Territory Government

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53 p., : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm.

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15NORTHERN TERRITORY WEED MANAGEMENT HANDBOOK 2012 Records of Use Some users of agricultural chemical products in the NT are required to keep detailed records of use for a minimum of two years and include: name and address of person who used the product; name of the product; rate and amount used; method of application; expiry date of the product; date and time the product was used; exact location of where the product was used; date and time of when the product was used; type of crops, pastures or plants in the area; temperature and wind speed/direction; name of target pest or disease; and withholding period. It is the land managers responsibility to determine recording requirements. Go to www.nt.gov.au/drdpifr for more information. Disposal of Excess Chemicals a nd Used Chemical Containers Empty chemical containers and any unused chemicals must be disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner. For information on how to responsibly dispose of chemicals please refer to Appendix F. Chemical Handling Training I t is strongly recommended that all persons using herbicides complete a chemical safety training course. Chemical handling training is a legislative requirement for schedule 7 chemicals. Training in the safe and effective use of chemicals is provided by various registered training organisations. Please refer to Appendix D for information on courses relevant to chemical application in the NT. The APVMA website has further details at www.apvma.gov.au/index.asp

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