EPA to Host Webinar on Managing Pesticide Spray Drift

Published February 28, 2018

EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs encourages pesticide applicators and others who work with pesticides and pesticide application equipment to attend the webinar “Strategies for Managing Pesticide Spray Drift,” which will take place on Thursday, March 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. Presenter Greg Kruger, PhD, a weed science and application technology specialist with the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, will discuss strategies for reducing pesticide spray drift.

According to EPA, pesticide spray drift is the movement of pesticide dust or droplets through the air to any site other than the area intended. Pesticide spray drift can pose health risks to farm workers in adjacent fields and to others in nearby homes, schools, or playgrounds. It can also damage nearby crops and pose a risk to organisms that are not being targeted.

Registration for the webinar is free. Interested individuals may register in advance on EPA’s GoToWebinar page.

More information about pesticide spray drift is available on the agency’s website.