Stewardship Accreditation - Crop Care

Stewardship Accreditation



There are a number of aspects that must be understood and followed by Agronomists and Growers when using Clearfield Production Systems. Criteria in relation to crop safety, product performance and system sustainability are required to be met.

This function allows for:

1. New Agronomists and supporting Merchandise Staff that have recently attended a Clearfield Stewardship Accreditation Course to complete the Examination component and obtain their Accreditation Certificate.

2. Clearfield Accredited Agronomists who have not attended an update course for at least three(3) years and wish to renew their accreditation on the lead up to expiry.

Agronomists new to the AgriCentre system are required to complete the introductory course and should register with their local
Crop Care Representative.

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On-Line Clearfield Accreditation Examination



Please complete the following Clearfield Accreditation Examination and then select Submit.

REGISTRATION

Name:
Company Name:
Address:
Phone Number:
Email:
Distribution Group:
Today's Date:
Location of Accreditation (Town):

EXAMINATION

Q1: What are Clearfield crops?



Q2: What chemical family do Clearfield herbicides belong to?



Q3: What is the mode of action (Chemical Group) of Clearfield herbicides?



Q4: Name two factors that influence the foliar uptake of Clearfield herbicides.

1.


2.



Q5: Name two factors that influence the root uptake of Clearfield herbicides.

1.


2.



Q6: List the two reasons why some plants are naturally more tolerant to Clearfield herbicides than others?

1.


2.



Q7: How are Clearfield herbicides broken down in the soil?



Q8: Can you apply foliar fungicides with Clearfield herbicides?



Q9: Name two factors that influence the breakdown of Clearfield herbicides in the soil.

1.


2.



Q10: Identify two management actions required to minimise the risk of outcrossing of Clearfield Canola to related species.

1.


2.



Q11: What is the difference between Clearfield wheat and Clearfield Plus wheat?



Q12: Name the Clearfield Plus wheat varieties that will be available for sale in 2013

1.


2.


3.


4.



Q13: Can Midas damage Clearfield wheat? What can influence this?



Q14: Name the Clearfield wheat varieties that will be available for sale in the 2013 crop season.

1.


2.



Q15: List the three stewardship steps that the agronomist is required to carry out during the life of a Clearfield Crop.

1.


2.


3.



Q16: Name the four key sustainability topics covered within the obligatory component of BMP.

1.


2.


3.


4.



Q17: What is the main benefit to growers of Clearfield canola compared to TT canola?



Q18: What growth stage should Intervix be applied to a Clearfield canola crop?



Q19: There is a high density of capeweed in a paddock of Clearfield Canola. What would be your recommendation in this situation?



Q20: What benefits can Clearfield wheat provide to growers in your area?



Q21: Complete the sentence.

Intervix herbicide is registered for application to Clearfield Plus Wheat from the
leaf crop stage, and Clearfield Barley from the
leaf crop stage.

Q22: Complete the following, where Intervix® is used at 600 mL/ha in Clearfield Canola and it is planned to grow wheat in the following season:

1. Apply the Intervix herbicide no later than the end of
(month)
2. Paddock must receive
mm
of rainfall between application of the Intervix herbicide and the sowing of the following crop.

Q23: Complete the sentence.

Following application, Midas herbicide is rainfast after
hours.

Q24: Identify two reasons why good paddock records are required when using the Clearfield Production System for Wheat, Barley or Canola.

1.


2.



Q25: What is the boom spray clean out procedure following the use of Midas herbicide?



Q26: Are Integrated Weed Management plans required on a paddock-by-paddock basis when the Clearfield Production System is grown?

YES
NO
Answer Yes or No. If 'Yes', please explain your reasoning.

Q27: Complete the sentence.

“Apply no more than
Group B herbicides
in any
year period on the same paddock”.

Q28: Name the Clearfield Barley variety that will be available for sale in the 2013 cropping season.



Q29: Can atrazine be used to control weeds in canola varieties with the Clearfield technology?

YES
NO
Answer Yes or No and then give reason(s).

Q30: Intervix, OnDuty and Midas herbicides must be applied with an adjuvant. Name two adjuvants that may be used, and their respective use rates.

1.
Use Rate:
2.
Use Rate:

Q31: Name three of the key grass weeds controlled by Intervix Herbicide.

1.


2.


3.



Q32: Under the Clearfield agency agreement can an AgriCentre® sell Clearfield Herbicides at a price other than the retail price?



Q33: What is a GRA and when should it be completed on line?



Q34: What information must be provided on the Monthly Sales Report?



Q35: If an AgriCentre sells Intervix in May and July but makes no sales in June – is a monthly sales report required to be completed in June?

YES
NO

Q36: To transfer ANY Clearfield herbicides to another AgriCentre, what steps must be taken?



Q37: Under what circumstances can Midas or Intervix be transferred to a NON–AgriCentre?



Q38: Following a Clearfield Canola crop (in which the grower used 300mL/ha of Intervix), the paddock only received 170mm of rain from the time of application of the Intervix until the time of sowing the subsequent winter crop-Can the grower sow wheat or barley given this amount of rainfall?



Q39: A grower has the following paddock history in 3 paddocks on his farm. Which paddocks do you advise the grower that he is able to grow a Clearfield crop (namely Clearfield or Clearfield Plus Wheat, Clearfield Barley and Clearfield Canola) in for 2013, and which Clearfield crops would you recommend as suitable?

Paddock A
YES
NO
Clearfield Crop
Wheat
Barley
Canola
Paddock B
YES
NO
Clearfield Crop
Wheat
Barley
Canola
Paddock C
YES
NO
Clearfield Crop
Wheat
Barley
Canola

Paddock A
2010
2011
2012
Crop
Wheat
Field Peas
Barley
Herbicide
Triflur X Paragon
Spinnaker
Triflur X

Paddock B
2010
2011
2012
Crop
Pasture
Pasture
CL Canola
Herbicide
MCPA
Roundup
Havoc (clethodim)

Paddock C
2010
2011
2012
Crop
Field Peas
Lupins
Wheat
Herbicide
Spinnaker
Sniper
Logran

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