Use DriftWatch to Stay Informed about Nearby Pesticide-Sensitive Crops - UNL CropWatch, May 2013

Use DriftWatch to Stay Informed about Nearby Pesticide-Sensitive Crops - UNL CropWatch, May 2013

May 17, 2013

Lincoln Weather on May 14, 2013: 100°F, south winds at 25 mph, gusts to 35

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture’s Pesticide Program would like to remind outdoor pesticide applicators – especially those applying volatile herbicides such as 2,4-D and dicamba – to be mindful of the increasing number of commercially grown sensitive crops in our agricultural landscape.

Applicators are reminded to read and follow label directions, including any timing, temperature, and wind speed restrictions. In addition, use DriftWatch™ (www.driftwatch.org) to locate commercially grown sensitive crops in your spray area, and adjust your application accordingly. Sensitive crops include orchards, vineyards, fruits, vegetables, organic crops, nurseries, and tree crops.

DriftWatch™ is a voluntary service; however, new commercial crop locations are added frequently. Applicators can register their business area in DriftWatch™, which then allows them to receive e-mail notifications when sensitive crops are added to their spray area.

All outdoor applicators should benefit from this service, including those making pesticide applications to roadsides, lawns and other turf sites, and agricultural fields.

News Release
Nebraska Department of Agriculture