New Resources on Herbicide-Drift Risk for Specialty Crop Growers

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The Herbicide-Drift Risk Management Working Group has completed a new fact sheet series focused on drift damage and the risk it poses to specialty crops.

Learn about herbicide drift, how to prepare and how to respond to drift damage. A Frequently Asked Questions fact sheet regarding dicamba and 2,4-D has also been prepared, along with a comprehensive listing of available tools and resources. Check out all the fact sheets here.

The Herbicide-Drift Risk Management Working Group was awarded a $20,000 grant in 2019 to develop and disseminate new resources for both row-crop farmers and specialty crop farmers, in order to assess and manage drift-damage risk. The North Central IPM Center has generously provided a second year of funding, and continued efforts include the following:

  • The next group meeting will occur this fall. Notify us if you would like to join.
  • A fifth fact sheet is in progress to summarize research on comparative plant sensitivities to dicamba and 2,4-D
  • Descriptive slides are being developed to be used during winter meetings
  • An anonymous survey of specialty crop growers will be distributed this winter to better assess the extent and frequency of herbicide drift damage throughout the North Central region


For more information

More information about the fact sheets can be found here.

If you have questions, contact Cassandra Brown, the project manager for the Herbicide-Drift Risk Management Working Group.