Pesticide Drift Resources

Fact Sheets

Online Educational Programs

  • Herbicide Tolerant Crops Stewardship. University of Illinois self-paced course that explains particle and vapor drift, auxin injury, and how to avoid and handle off-target effects.

Websites

The web-based program, Driftwatch, encourages growers of pesticide averse crops,
or organic crops, to register the locations of their fields in a database maintained by a
central agency. Applicators are also urged to register, and to then check the website’s
database for listed areas before beginning spraying. Registered applicators also receive
email messages alerting them to new drift-sensitive fields that may be recently added
to the database. Driftwatch was originally devised at Purdue University for use in the state of Indiana, but has now been adopted, or is being considered for adoption, by at least five other Midwestern states.  driftwatch.org

 

Initial compilation courtesy of Jim Wilson, PhD.

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