Maize silage and grain are potentially high yielding crops that play an important role within New Zealand’s pastoral systems. Their potential yield will be affected by the physical and chemical fertility of the soil. There are some issues to consider when planning and growing a crop of maize. Read more
All agrichemical product labels will give you information about the minimum PPE required for their use. Our top tips:
Eye/face protection: Wear safety goggles or a face shield when mixing agri-chemicals and when there is a possibility of spray drift.
Gloves: Nitrile gloves are the most versatile for handling agri-chemicals. PVC gloves are also adequate.
Protective spray suit: Always wear your spray suit as well as your gloves and boots. Wear protective clothing before mixing and spraying, and while cleaning up equipment.
Respirators: Choosing the right respirator, including filter, is important. Adjust your face mask to fit comfortably over your nose and mouth, so that you can breath freely but that you are breathing in through the filter. Replace filters after about 6 months.