LERAPS Guide - Horizontal Boom Sprayers (PB5621)

LERAP The Short Version

  • You only need do a LERAP if you are spraying near a watercourse and you want to reduce the buffer shown on the product label.
  • If the watercourse is dry at the time of spraying, just apply a 1-metre buffer zone.
  • If using a 3-star sprayer, just apply a 1-metre buffer zone.
  • If using no more than a quarter of the maximum permitted dose rate, just apply a 1-metre buffer zone.
  • Consider using a pesticide with no buffer zone requirement, or designating the strip alongside the watercourse as set-aside.

Follow the flow chart below to see if you can reduce the buffer zone of the product you want to use:

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