Welcome to the home page for the North Central IPM Center’s Special Project Group on Herbicide-Drift Risk Management. The Regional IPM Centers are supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture through agreement 2018-70006-28884. Learn more about the North Central IPM Center at ncipmc.org.


  1. Survey Results Resources

    Sep 2, 2022

    In the winter and early spring of 2021 a convenience survey was distributed to specialty crop growers in the North Central United States to explore their experiences and awareness with herbicide drift damage on their crops. Of the 286 responses, 66% had experienced confirmed or suspected drift damage on their operations between 2016 and 2020. More than half of the respondents reported drift damage multiple times during this period, and 20% said they had experienced drift damage at least once a year during this 5-year period.

  2. Take the survey at go.osu.edu/drift21

    Herbicide Drift Survey Update

    May 27, 2021

    Herbicide drift has made headlines in recent years, but no study to-date has attempted to quantify the overall impact that herbicide drift has on growers of fruits, vegetables, and other specialty crops. A special project group of the North Central Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center has been conducting a survey this past winter to gather information on herbicide drift damage and risk-management among specialty crop growers in the North Central U.S.

  3. Meeting notes

    Regional Group Plans Grower Survey and Research Group Focused on Herbicide Drift onto Specialty Crops

    Oct 19, 2020

    The October 2 online meeting of the Herbicide Drift Risk Management Special Project Group drew 33 attendees from 14 states. The meeting’s main purpose was to discuss a proposed survey of specialty crop growers that would examine the severity and frequency of drift damage across the region.