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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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8 NORTHERN TERRITORY WEED MANAGEMENT HANDBOOK 2012 Using Herbicides Correctly A person who uses a chemical product has a duty of care to ensure the use does not result in harm to the health of the general public, animals, the environment or domestic or export trade in agricultural produce. The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) register pesticides and herbicides for use in Australian States and Territories according to the provisions of the Agvet Code Act. In addition, the use of agricultural chemical products in the NT is controlled under the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical (Control of Use) Act and regulations, including Schedule 7 (Dangerous Poisons) and Restricted Chemical Products. Herbicides must be used according to the directions for use on the APVMA registered label. The following demonstrates a typical product label format . It is illegal not to follow the labels instructions. MAIN PANEL SIGNAL HEADING (poisons schedule) TRADE NAME/DISTINGUISHING NAME ACTIVE CONSTITUENT(S) (chemical ingredient, concentration and formulation) MODE OF ACTION (eg: Group C Herbicide see Appendix E) STATEMENT OF CLAIMS FOR USE (purpose for which product is registered) PROHIBITION AND RESTRICTION STATEMENTS (eg: do not apply by air) NET CONTENTS (volume of container) ANCILLARY PANEL/S DIRECTIONS FOR USE: Restraints Crop Pest State Rate Comments NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE OR IN ANY MANNER CONTRARY TO THIS LABEL UNLESS AUTHORISED UNDER AN APPROPRIATE LEGISLATION. OTHER LIMITATIONS (eg: where the herbicide can be used, who the herbicide can be used by) WITHHOLDING PERIOD (minimum interval that should elapse between herbicide application and harvesting, grazing, cutting, slaughtering or the collection of milk and eggs for human consumption) GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS Mixing and application (eg: mix only with clean water, pre-dissolve and agitate) COMPATIBILITY (may provide examples of chemicals which should not be mixed together) PROTECTION OF WILDLIFE, FISH, CRUSTACEAN AND THE ENVIRONMENT (eg: some chemicals may not be registered for use in specifi c areas, such as watercourses) STORAGE AND DISPOSAL (see appendix F for information on drumMUSTER and ChemClear) SAFETY DIRECTIONS (this will include necessary personal protective equipment PPE) FIRST AID (appropriate actions and contact details will be provided) EMERGENCY INFORMATION (will include contact number) REFERENCE TO MSDS (material safety data sheet, this supplements information on the label) COMPANY WARRANTY STATEMENT COMPANY NAME, ADDRESS AND AUSTRALIAN COMPANY NUMBER Batch No: Date of manufacture: Expiry date (for veterinary and some agricultural products) Dangerous good symbol (if required). A permit allows a person or organisation to use an agricultural chemical product in a way that is not in accordance to label direction and would otherwise be in contravention of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical (Control of Use) Act. Applications can be made to the APVMA for permits to use a registered product in another situation, different species, higher rates of application or an application method that is not allowed. See the APVMA website for application forms and further details on minor use, emergency use and research permits, and for current minor use permits www.apvma.gov.au/index.asp