Changes to 2,4-D label requirements drafted

THE Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) is working with industry to draft new label requirements for the chemical 2,4-D.

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New label requirements are being worked on for the chemical 2,4-D.

The draft requirements include the introduction of buffer zones and are the result of continued issues with spray drift and off-target losses in high value crops such as cotton.

The APVMA says incidents of spray drift damage attributed to 2,4-D have been reported for a number of years with significant incidents in the last two summer spray seasons.

The Authority considers that currently approved 2,4-D labels do not provide adequate instructions to effectively mitigate risk associated with spray drift.

Registrants of 2,4-D have been notified by the APVMA that it proposes to issue new instructions for use for approximately 220 products containing 2,4-D to include mandatory no-spray buffer zones for the protection of non-target vegetation and aquatic areas, and t...