North East Autumn Aerial Fertiliser Program
April 16, 2020
HVP Plantations wish to advise of upcoming fertiliser operations in the plantations in North East Victoria. They will be occurring in the Warrenbayne, Toombullups, Newtons, Stanley, Bright, Merriang, Rose River, Ovens, Narbethong, Kinglake, Shelley and Eskdale Plantation areas.
These operations will involve the application of granular fertiliser to established stands of various ages. An aircraft will be used to accurately broadcast the fertiliser. The operation is scheduled to commence in May and will take approximately 3 weeks to complete across the Region.
HVP will install on ground signage during the operation to highlight the specific area that will be treated. Buffer zones are in place to ensure the operation is safe and contained. Buffers of 200m are applied between the operation and residential dwellings, and 30m between the operation and adjoining properties. Buffers are also applied between the operation and waterways.
This operation is being undertaken to correct nutrient deficiencies and to enhance the growth of the plantations. The products being applied are common agricultural fertilisers, which include Urea, Ammonium Sulphate, Super Phosphate, DAP, and Sulphur. The use of fertilisers in Victoria is in accordance with the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Act 1992 and Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Control of Use) Regulations 2017. Further information can be found at www.agriculture.vic.gov.au
If you have any questions about these operations please give our office a call on 03 57312000.
Maps showing the location of the planned operations are found below.
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