If I had a Low Drift Nozzle

If I had a Low Drift Nozzle

Sung to the tune of “If I had a Rocket Launcher” by Bruce Cockburn

 

Here comes the John Deere sprayer — second time today;

All the insects scatter and hope it goes away;

How many larvae murdered only Dow can say;

If I had a low drift nozzle… I’d make somebody spray.

 

I don’t believe in modes of action and I don’t believe in rates;

I don’t believe in agronomists or their shiny steely spades;

And when I talk with the survivors of that crappy bran bait;

If I had a low drift nozzle… I would calibrate.

 

On canola field margins one hundred thousand wait;

Smash through truck radiators — or some less humane fate;

Cry for bertha armyworm, sprayed with organophosphate;

If I had a low drift nozzle… I would not hesitate.

 

I want to raise every chirp — at least I’ve got to try;

Every time I see them munching, with my compound eyes;

Situation desperate, echoes of the hoppers cry;

If I had a low drift nozzle… Some CCA would die.