A new article, put out by Purdue University, reminds organic farmers of the dangers of pesticide drift and offers tips and tools to help avoid unwanted pesticides on organic crops. The article warns that a threshold of 5% of acceptable pesticide levels are all it takes to make a crop unviable to be sold as […]
Participating in the call were Leslie Duram, Carol Elder, Jane Heim, Randy Hoovey, Gary McDonald, Janet Morse, Anita Poeppel, Brian Poeppel, and Michelle Wander. Jane Heim, Anita Poeppel, and Brian Poeppel discussed their work to date on the issue of spray drift. As the Spray Drift Education Network, they have created a brochure and web […]
Welcome. Introductions, additions to agenda will be accepted Wes describe ISA’s policy efforts Anita and Jane talk about their efforts and vision, other efforts we can tie to Discussion of how IOGA can best support/address spray drift issues Group discussion of general process or steps for the future
Driftwatch™ is a tool to help protect pesticide-sensitive crops and habitats in Illinois. Managers of ecologically sensitive areas including organic farms should register! http://illinois.agriculture.purdue.edu/ This site and other resources that will help growers contend with spray drift will be discussed on the upcoming conference call (Tuesday at 4.00 pm). Check the calendar for details.
Were scheduling our first subcommittee meeting soon. A group of folks has been actively working to develop educational materials that help farmers contenting with spray drift issues. If you want to get involved in this committee contact email@example.com