Crop protection products play an important role in vegetable production and are regularly used to control insect pests, diseases and weeds. When applying these products, aim to maximise the amount reaching the target and minimise the amount reaching off-target areas.

This fact sheet provides guidance on the essentials of spray application and covers conditions, coverage, compatibility, as well as equipment calibration. 

Spray application is important to get right to ensure effective pest control, minimise the risk of resistance, ensure farm worker safety, as well as save money.