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.

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    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. Growers can take our survey now through the end of March.

    Survey of Herbicide Drift Launches

    Feb 16, 2021

    A special project group of the North Central Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center wants to learn about your concerns and experiences with herbicide drift. The group is surveying growers of fruits, vegetables, and other specialty crops in the upper Midwest.

  4. 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.

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    Planning Meeting Set for Friday, October 2

    Sep 21, 2020

    The North Central IPM Center’s Herbicide Drift Risk Management special project group will have an online meeting on Friday, October 2, 9:30-11:30 am ET (8:30-10:30 CT). Researchers, educators, pesticide regulators, and grower advocates are welcome to join the discussion.

  6. 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.

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    Working Group Begins with September 25, 2019 Meeting

    Oct 14, 2019

    The group decided to work on the following initiatives in the coming months: A detailed educational guide to help farmers recognize and understand their options when tit comes to reporting drift damage, and an anonymous survey to measure how prevalent drift is among horticultural crops.