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Australia amends drift rules

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) requires applicants to nominate a spray droplet size category for use on pesticide labels as part of its new spray drift risk policy. There are six categories ranging from “very fine” to “extremely course”. Applicants are advised to select the largest droplet size category consistent with product efficacy. In the event of no-spray zones being required, they would be larger for smaller droplet sizes, the APVMA notes.



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