Wet spring tests farmers’ chemical strategies

By Ruth Caskey and Andrew Marshall
September 30 2016 - 5:30am
NSW northern slopes farmer, Don Howard, "Wheatlands", Manilla, hopes he has enough fungicide on hand for another two sprays over his 120-hectare chickpea crop before harvest in late November.
NSW northern slopes farmer, Don Howard, "Wheatlands", Manilla, hopes he has enough fungicide on hand for another two sprays over his 120-hectare chickpea crop before harvest in late November.

A rush of emergency chemical permit approvals has been unable to satisfy surging demand from frustrated croppers needing more fungicide options as spring’s big wet gets wetter.

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