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Pesticide spray drift educational videos released


January 17, 2012
By OMAFRA & CropLife Canada

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sprayer01January 16, 2012, Ottawa, Ont – CropLife Canada and the
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs partnered to develop
two educational videos on pesticide application best management practices in an
effort to educate, and ultimately reduce the incidents of spray drift.

January 16, 2012, Ottawa, Ont – CropLife Canada and the
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs partnered to develop
two educational videos on pesticide application best management practices in an
effort to educate, and ultimately reduce the incidents of spray drift.

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This is
a new initiative that has been undertaken with current application equipment
for both the row-crop and horticultural sectors.

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Pesticide
spray drift has become a prominent issue in recent years. Both industry and the
farm community take it very seriously, recognizing that even extremely low
amounts of spray drift can impact sensitive crops, human habitats or
environmentally sensitive areas.

The
first video – What is Spray Drift? – highlights the various causes of spray
drift. The second video – Equipment and Methods to Reduce Spray Drift – focuses
on how applicators can modify equipment to reduce spray drift. Visual
demonstrations in the videos use dyes and night spraying to show what drift
actually looks like. 

The
videos describe the newest and best practices in pesticide application using an
energetic and fast-paced style geared towards today's growers and custom
applicators. They will be made available to educators, pesticide safety
organizations, sprayer manufacturers and retailers, agrichemical companies and
agricultural associations.

To view
the videos or learn more about spray drift, visit: www.ontario.ca\spraydrift.