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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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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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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: Using Pesticides Wisely – 5 Upcoming Wokshops

Georgia: Using Pesticides Wisely – 5 Upcoming Wokshops

👤By Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia 🕔Jan 16, 2017

Prior to making applications of dicamba to dicamba-tolerant cotton/soybean or 2,4-D to 2,4-D-tolerant cotton/soybeans in Georgia, growers will be required to attend the training “Using Pesticides Wisely”.

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Pesticide Application: EPA Finalizes Stronger Standards

Pesticide Application: EPA Finalizes Stronger Standards

👤By Cathy Milbourn, EPA 🕔Dec 13, 2016

On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized standards for applicators who apply restricted-use pesticides that are not available for purchase by the general public, and require special handling. “We are committed to keeping our communities safe, protecting our

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Making Pesticide Droplets Less Bouncy Could Cut Ag Runoff

👤From a Press Release 🕔Aug 31, 2016

When farmers spray their fields with pesticides or other treatments, only 2 percent of the spray sticks to the plants. A significant portion of it typically bounces right off the plants, lands on the ground, and becomes part of the

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California: Bee Precaution Pesticide Ratings Available from University of Calif. IPM

California: Bee Precaution Pesticide Ratings Available from University of Calif. IPM

👤From University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Aug 25, 2016

Various insects, birds, and other animals pollinate plants. Bees, especially honey bees, are the most vital for pollinating food crops. Many California crops rely on bees to pollinate their flowers and ensure a good yield of seeds, fruit, and nuts. 

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Texas Sorghum: Conditions for Use of Transform – Section 18 Label

Texas Sorghum: Conditions for Use of Transform – Section 18 Label

👤By Ed Bynum, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Aug 5, 2016

The Section 18 Emergency Exemption label for Transform has some specific information regarding application use and application restrictions. A COPY OF THE LABEL MUST BE IN HAND WHEN APPLICATIONS ARE MADE. Here are some of the specifics from the Texas

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Ohio Soybeans: Be Protective of Bees When Spraying Pesticides

Ohio Soybeans: Be Protective of Bees When Spraying Pesticides

👤By Andy Michel and Reed Johnson, Ohio State University 🕔Aug 2, 2016

Although soybean aphids remain at low levels in Ohio, we are aware that many growers are adding insecticides to spray tanks when applying fungicides for plant health purposes and even late applications of herbicides because: “Well, I’m going over the

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North Carolina Cotton: Be Prepared to Spray Bollworm in Bt Fields this Year

North Carolina Cotton: Be Prepared to Spray Bollworm in Bt Fields this Year

👤By Dominic Reisig, North Carolina State University 🕔Jul 13, 2016

As noted in this complementary article, bollworm populations have been heavy this year in corn and they are breaking through a lot of Bt corn.  What that means for cotton growers is that they need to be prepared to spray

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