Event Title

Spray-Wind-Inversion

Start Date

3-12-1992 12:00 AM

Description

Wind, clouds, humidity, stability--there are numerous properties of the atmosphere that influence effective application of agricultural chemicals. Whenever a material is dispersed in the atmosphere, some of it will, inevitably not reach the intended target. The responsibility of the applicator is to minimize drift that is to apply at a time and in a manner that will not result in the movement of significant concentrations of material away from the target zone: Drift can result from wind carry, from high concentrations of fine mist suspended in the air, and from vapor drift. Drift may be hazardous to nontarget crops, to livestock, to people, or to other cultural or natural aspects of the environment. Generally it is the legal responsibility of the applicator to insure that nontarget areas and organisms are not adversely affected by dispersed materials.

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Dec 3rd, 12:00 AM

Spray-Wind-Inversion

Wind, clouds, humidity, stability--there are numerous properties of the atmosphere that influence effective application of agricultural chemicals. Whenever a material is dispersed in the atmosphere, some of it will, inevitably not reach the intended target. The responsibility of the applicator is to minimize drift that is to apply at a time and in a manner that will not result in the movement of significant concentrations of material away from the target zone: Drift can result from wind carry, from high concentrations of fine mist suspended in the air, and from vapor drift. Drift may be hazardous to nontarget crops, to livestock, to people, or to other cultural or natural aspects of the environment. Generally it is the legal responsibility of the applicator to insure that nontarget areas and organisms are not adversely affected by dispersed materials.

 

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