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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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Nebraska: Drift from Early Sprays Increase Tree Damage Reports

Nebraska: Drift from Early Sprays Increase Tree Damage Reports

👤By Ben Beckman, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔May 23, 2016

Take steps to avoid unintended targets. This year’s wet and windy spring has put field and yard work behind schedule throughout much of Nebraska — especially in areas where replanting will be needed due to heavy rains, wind, or hail. Applicators

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Texas Ag Law: Pesticide Drift Liability

Texas Ag Law: Pesticide Drift Liability

👤By Tiffany Dowell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔May 10, 2016

This time of year, questions pop up regarding the potential liability when pesticides drift onto another’s property.  For the next couple of weeks, we will look at various issues regarding spray drift liability.   This series will focus only on civil

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Georgia: Complaints of Pesticide Drift Decrease in ’15

Georgia: Complaints of Pesticide Drift Decrease in ’15

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia 🕔Feb 17, 2016

Complaints over off-target movement of chemical applications went down 48 percent from 2014 to 2015, but Georgia farmers must better understand the factors that influence drift, according to University of Georgia weed scientist Stanley Culpepper. Culpepper, a world-renowned researcher based

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Pesticide Drift: Calm, Still Days Are Most Dangerous – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Feb 26, 2015

Every pesticide applicator worth his salt knows not to spray when gusts of wind bend trees and scatter hats. But not everyone knows that the opposite — a sunny afternoon with no wind — could actually be the more dangerous

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