With the cotton season underway, Cotton Australia has had reports of a number of incidents of damage to crops from off-target phenoxy herbicide drift. Cotton Australia's campaign to educate its users and alert them to susceptible crops is underway.
The campaign includes radio ads, education at the reseller level and a website for growers to map their fields of cotton, called CottonMap.
To highlight the issue, Cotton Australia has just released a new Background Briefing - Phenoxy Herbicides. It's full of technical information, photographs and practical advice for cotton growers on how to manage this issue and report incidents if they occur.
The CottonMap website is another important part of the campaign. If you haven't already, get on-line to map your cotton fields at www.cottonmap.com.au. That way your neighbours will know you’ve got susceptible crops in the ground.
A really important message for growers is to REPORT ANY INCIDENT AS SOON AS IT OCCURS - start with your local Cotton Australia Regional Manager.
Finally, this website has an entire section devoted to Phenoxy Protection - help us to protect your crops.