Nebraska Specialty Crop Site Registry
Why "DriftWatch"? - because everyone wants to watch out for potential drift near specialty crops when spraying.
Producers with approved fields can order No Drift Zone signs. The approval email will tell you how!
The following links provide information on various aspects of pesticide drift or overspray.
Real-time Weather Information - Use these links to gauge the weather conditions at your application site:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
For real-time weather data, including temperature, wind speed and direction, dew point, and more, open the "stations.txt" file in the upper right-hand box labeled "text observations" and find the weather station nearest you. Copy the four-letter station code, then use the back button, and paste the code in the window under "test observations." Then select "translated," and hit "retrieve." The time of last observation is reported as Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), also known as Greenwich Mean Time
(GMT). Subtract 6 hours to determine the time of observation in the central time zone, or subtract 7 hours to determine the time of observation in the mountain time zone.
Weather Forecasts - Use these links to gauge expected weather conditions at your application site.
National Weather Service - use the interactive map to click on the state, move in any direction to find your locale, then click on the general area to get a forecast. Or, use the window in the upper left-hand corner to type in your city/state or zip code.
Brochure: Hints and Guidelines for Minimizing Honey Bee Kills (PDF) Copyright Illinois State Beekeepers Association
The Law and Trees: Get my Drift: Legal aspects of pesticide drift
-Spray Drift of Pesticides, G1773
-Nozzles - Selection and Sizing, G955
-How to Spray a Field to Prevent Overlap and Reduce Drift Injury, G1570
Preventing Hormonal-Type Herbicide Damage to Kansas Grapes (Kansas State University)
Avoiding Herbicide Damage to Sensitive Crops (Kansas Department of Agriculture)
- Growers: Use the dealer or applicator databases to find potential private and commercial applicators in your area, and consider communicating with them to let them know of your location.
Produced by the Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association, this brochure describes the production activities of a typical vineyard.
Nebraska Department of Agriculture Pesticide Program with links to:
UNL Pesticide Safety Education Program with links to Training and study materials for certification.
Guide to Weed Management in Nebraska with Insecticide and Fungicide Information(University of Nebraska. )
The Spray Drift Task Force, chartered in 1990 with seven members currently has 39 member companies. Their page has extensive resources on both aerial and ground applications:
In particular, note their EPA Fact Sheets on Drift.