Ben Beckman - Pesticide Safety Education Program Extension Assistant

Ben Beckman

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PO Box 368 101 E Centre Hartington NE 68739-0368
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Photo of ground fog indicating a temperature inversion
Photo of ground fog indicating a temperature inversion

Pesticide Particles Can Drift Afar through Inversion Phenomenon May 25, 2016

Pesticide applicators must be aware of changing weather conditions to make proper applications and reduce the chance for off-target drift. Off-target drift can damage sensitive crops, other plants, trees, and shrubs, as well as harm people, pollinators, and animals.

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Herbicide drift damage to a hills oak.
Herbicide drift damage to a hills oak.

Pesticide Drift Tree Damage Reports Up this Spring May 19, 2016

The number of pesticide drift complaints to the Nebraska Department of Agriculture is higher than normal this year. The author reminds growers of critical steps to avoid pesticide drift to unintended targets like trees, shrubs, and off-target crops.

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