Ontario Grain Farmer April/May 2024

Spread the word on minimizing spray drift This spray season, we encourage everyone to Be Drift Aware. Let’s all commit to embracing best pesticide application practices aimed at reducing spray drift — the off-target movement of pesticides. Anytime you spray, there is a possibility of unintended drift. Drift can have negative impacts on neighbouring fields, residences, livestock, and sensitive habitats. BeDriftAware.ca is a resource hub for farmers and spray operators. The site pulls together information on spray drift and best practices in a new easy-to-use location. Be Drift Aware is a collaboration between Grain Farmers of Ontario, Ontario Federation of Agriculture, Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and CropLife Canada. For more information visit BeDriftAware.ca