“What is spray drift?” & “Equipment and methods to reduce spray drift” – Video

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Jason (@spray_guy) is the OMAFRA Application Technology Specialist. BSc (Biology and Psychology '96), MSc (Plant science '98), PhD (Plant cell electrophysiology '03). Jason studies and teaches methods to improve the safe, effective and efficient application of agricultural inputs. Co-administrator of Sprayers101, co-author of the Airblast101 Textbook, slow cyclist, slower runner.

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CropLife Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs partnered in 2012 to develop two educational videos on pesticide application best management practices in an effort to educate, and ultimately reduce the incidents of spray drift.

The first video, ‘What is Spray Drift?’, highlights the various causes of spray drift. The second video, ‘Equipment and Methods to Reduce Spray Drift’, focuses on how applicators can modify equipment to reduce spray drift.

The videos describe the newest and best practices in pesticide application using an energetic and fast-paced style geared towards today’s growers and custom applicators. Watch drift happening during night spraying under high powered lights, see air induction nozzles prevent drift on a boom sprayer and learn about how spray particles behave from unique computer-animated segments.

The videos were formally launched in January 2012 and are available to educators, pesticide safety organizations, sprayer manufacturers and retailers, agrichemical companies and agricultural associations. Translated into French, the videos are posted at www.ontario.ca/spraydrift. In addition to the videos, this web page hosts the most up-to-date resources on pesticide drift.

Learn more about drift here.

The English version are posted first, followed by the French versions.
Enjoy the rock-and-roll soundtrack.