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Pesticide Drift is  the Applicator’s Responsibility

Pesticide Drift is the Applicator’s Responsibility

👤By Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky 🕔May 17, 2017

Language and restrictions regarding pesticide drift vary among products, but all put the responsibility clearly with the applicator. One insecticide label states: Only apply this product if the wind direction favors on-target deposition. Do not apply when the wind velocity

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South Carolina: Pay Attention to Wind Speed to Avoid Herbicide Drift

South Carolina: Pay Attention to Wind Speed to Avoid Herbicide Drift

👤By Justin Ballew, Clemson University 🕔May 1, 2017

With some of the new herbicide technology labeled for use this year, growers need to be paying more attention than ever to the wind in order to reduce drift.  I would urge everyone that plans to apply auxin herbicides to invest

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Kentucky: Reducing Pesticide Drift

Kentucky: Reducing Pesticide Drift

👤By Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky 🕔Apr 19, 2017

Drift is the uncontrolled movement of a pesticide away from its target area. Drift can damage susceptible off-target sites (plants, animals, etc.), reduces pest control (which wastes the pesticide and money), and contaminates the environment (water pollution and illegal pesticide

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Oklahoma: New Row Crop Traits, Herbicide Tech Meeting, Altus, April 4

Oklahoma: New Row Crop Traits, Herbicide Tech Meeting, Altus, April 4

👤By Jerry Goodson, Oklahoma State University 🕔Mar 30, 2017

There is a New Row Crop Traits and Herbicide Technology meeting at Altus next Tuesday, April 4. This meeting will cover the label requirements for both XtendFlex (dicamba tolerant cotton) and Enlist (2,4-D tolerant cotton).  The meeting will be held

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Georgia: UGA Stresses Importance of Keeping Pesticides on Target

Georgia: UGA Stresses Importance of Keeping Pesticides on Target

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia 🕔Mar 15, 2017

As a result of two years of aggressive training to improve on-target agricultural pesticide applications, the number of pesticide drift complaints received by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has gone down 65 percent, according to UGA Extension weed specialist Stanley

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Georgia: Auxin Herbicides – Avoiding Off-Target Drift Damage

Georgia: Auxin Herbicides – Avoiding Off-Target Drift Damage

👤By Stanley Culpepper, University of Georgia 🕔Mar 10, 2017

In one of our Using Pesticides Wisely trainings, an elderly gentlemen with a deep voice and powerful persona put me on the spot and wanted to know an exact distance he needed between his peaches and the neighbors auxin sprays.

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Florida: Using Dicamba on Dicamba-Tolerant Crops

Florida: Using Dicamba on Dicamba-Tolerant Crops

👤By Jay Ferrell and Ramon Leon, University of Florida 🕔Mar 3, 2017

After many years in development, dicamba will likely be fully approved for use in tolerant cotton varieties for the 2017 growing season. There is great concern that dicamba drift can result in significant losses in nearby sensitive crops. This concern

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Dicamba Application: 3 Key Phrases You Need to Know – DTN

Dicamba Application: 3 Key Phrases You Need to Know – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Feb 23, 2017

Applicators face complex and sometimes ambiguous buffer requirements for the newly labeled dicamba herbicides this year. The labels for Monsanto’s XtendiMax, BASF’s Engenia and DuPont Pioneer’s FeXapan put all the responsibility for following buffer requirements and avoiding off-target drift on

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Iowa: Xtend Soybeans – Wind Speed and Herbicide Application

Iowa: Xtend Soybeans – Wind Speed and Herbicide Application

👤By Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University 🕔Jan 18, 2017

The anticipated increase in dicamba and 2,4-D use associated with Xtend and Enlist crops will require enhanced stewardship to prevent problems with off-target movement.  While many factors influence herbicide drift, high wind speeds pose the greatest threat of moving herbicides

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Texas: ‘Last Chance’ CEU Training, San Angelo, Jan. 31

Texas: ‘Last Chance’ CEU Training, San Angelo, Jan. 31

👤By Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jan 6, 2017

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Tom Green County will offer their annual “Last Chance” Continuing Education Unit Course from 12:30-6 p.m. Jan. 31at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center located north of San Angelo on

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