Resources for farm recovery after flood

Livestock management and disposal

Feeding livestock resources

Livestock disease management

Land and pasture management

Horticulture resources

Managing crop recovery after flooding – stonefruits and almonds

Chemical safety after floods

Landholders in flood affected areas may face a range of issues related to the storage and use of chemicals:

  • Weed, pest and fungicide spraying may increase after floods. There may also be increased need for chemicals used on livestock, for diseases such as flystrike. Follow the label and ensure you don’t use chemicals past their expiry date.
  • Floodwaters may result in different pests or diseases to those you usually manage. To minimise risks please only use chemicals according to the label instructions.
  • Comply with any “DO NOT” statements, including those relating to spraying near waterways or on saturated ground.
  • Be cautious when using spraying equipment on flood affected areas as it may be less stable than normal.
  • As large areas are saturated there may be an increased need for aerial spraying. See links below for advice about aerial spraying.
  • If chemicals are contaminated or damaged due to flood waters dispose of them appropriately e.g. via subsidised programs like ChemClear.

More information about chemical safety

Page last updated: 25 Nov 2022