New Zealand's agricultural producers have always maintained a strong commitment to protecting the environment and local citizens from any adverse effects their farming operations may cause. SprayDrift.co.nz is a practical tool to help growers effectively demonstrate and fulfill that commitment while producing the crops depended upon by people all over the world.
What is pesticide spray drift?
Pesticides and other agrichemicals are used globally in crop production to control weeds, diseases and insects. However, inappropriate application of these products can lead to run-off from plants, and can cause the spray to drift; thus 'pestcide spray drift.'
Why is pesticide spray drift a concern?
We have created this website to advise the New Zealand agriculture community of the optimum conditions to apply pesticides and other agrochemicals. We use data from the Global Forecast System (GFS) to calculate models such as risk factors and wind directions of concern. Using this information; the risk of spray drift onto sensitive areas can be minimized. Additionally, the site helps identify infection events from wet weather diseases by estimating when plant leaves are forecast to be susceptible.
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