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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. New Fact Sheet Series for Specialty Crop Growers Focuses on Dicamba and 2,4-D Drift

    Jun 11, 2020

    A new fact sheet series is available to help specialty crop growers prepare for and respond to possible dicamba and 2,4-D drift. The series provides detailed information on documenting and reacting to drift incidents, preventing and preparing for possible drift damage, and an overview of dicamba and 2,4-D drift issues.