It’s no longer IF but WHEN
Adult locust sightings have been reported as far south as Mornington Peninsular and particularly around the north central and eastern areas of Melbourne.
All growers in southern regions need to be vigilant and prepared for possible locust attacks and keep an eye on the DPI’s locust website :
Locusts are on the wing. With prevailing winds it will be only a matter of days before adult locusts from the northern regions arrive in southern regions.
Growers should seek expert advice from their chemical reseller or agronomist as to which treatment best suits their situation.
As with all spraying, withholding periods must be observed especially as monitoring of residues in the Markets will be more extensive than normal during this time.
Harvest withholding period
This is the minimum time that must elapse between spraying the crop and harvesting the produce.
Note that 24 hours must elapse to observe a one day withholding period.
Be ready to act
Talk to an agronomist or chemical reseller
Don’t leave it to the last minute!
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