Herbicide Drift Management

Herbicide Drift can cause great problems between neighbors.  When drift occurs, it can damage off target plants but it also means that the money spent on a herbicide application did not result in the total amount of herbicide reaching its intended target.

When we discuss drift, we often think of physical drift; when the spray droplets are blown off target.  Proper application techniques should be used for each herbicide application to reduce physical drift. this includes using appropriate

One of the most challenging herbicides for drift management is 2,4-D.  This herbicide can drift in two ways: Physical drift and Volatilization.  Volatilization occurs when the chemical becomes a vapor.  With 2,4-D application at warmer temperatures or when the ester formulation is applied instead of the amine.

Use caution when applying herbicides to avoid off-target drift problems.

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