Farm Chemical Users Course: Register now!

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Want to gain industry standard training in farm chemical use?

The City of Whittlesea is subsidising the cost  for rural residents to update or become accredited farm chemical users. The course and permit usually costs around $250 but is available here, for just $50.

In this two-day course join a network of local rural landowners and learn about:

  • Storage and handling
  • Pest identification
  • Modes of action
  • Label interpretation
  • Issues associated with chemical use
  • Formulation types
  • Weed and pest control application
  • Animal health
  • Transport and disposal
  • Preparation and clean up procedures
  • Recording procedures

By the completion of this course you will have the required Industry Quality Assurance Programs Training, necessary when applying for the Victorian Agriculture Chemical Users Permit (an ACUP is required for users of Schedule 7 and other Restricted Use Chemical Products).

Places are limited, so make sure to register via Eventbrite today!

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/farm-chemical-users-course-17th-24-june-tickets-34946130818

Terms & Conditions: This course is only available to City of Whittlesea residents. Attendees may be asked to provide proof of residency upon entry.

Full catering provided

For more information please contact Katherine Whittaker on (03) 9217 2147 or email Katherine.Whittaker@whittlesea.vic.gov.au

Roadside Woody Weed Control

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Council is currently undertaking roadside woody weed control along environmentally significant roadsides this month. Target roads are:

  • Cameron Rise, Beveridge
  • Holts Rd, Whittlesea
  • Bruces Creek Rd, Whittlesea
  • Wildwood Rd, Whittlesea
  • Glenburnie Rd, Whittlesea
  • Humevale Rd, Humevale
  • Gingles Rd, Humevale
  • Scrubby Creek Rd, Humevale
  • Jacks Creek Rd, Humevale
  • Coombs Rd, Kinglake West

Target weeds include Pine (small trees), Sweet Pittosporum, Non-indigenous Wattles (see image above of Cootamundra Wattle on Cameron Rise), Cotoneaster, Hawthorn, Broom, Prunus.

If you know of any additional roadsides that have woody weed issues, feel free to contact Mark Williams on 9217-2471 or mark.williams@whittlesea.vic.gov.au.