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OMAFRA: Preventing and managing pesticide drift

June 1, 2021  By Fruit and Vegetable

Making the most of spray days involves many factors, one of which is mitigating spray drift. This resource, originally written in 2018 and updated for 2021 by staff with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and the Ministry of Environment and Conservation, provides tips for identifying and handling herbicide drift.

As the resource states, crop injury caused by herbicide drift is guaranteed to cause misery and confrontation, not to mention insurance claims and legal charges. It prevents the herbicide from accurately targeting the weed problem and can create issues when the drift lands in the surrounding environment or nearby fields, possibly damaging plant and crop tissue. |READ MORE

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