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Pesticide Drift

Pesticide drift can happen during the application, when droplets travel away from the target site. Drift can also happen after the application, when chemicals become vapors, and the vapors move off-site. Pesticide drift can cause accidental exposure to people, animals, or plants.

If you suspect a case of pesticide drift, contact your state pesticide regulatory agency. Often, it’s illegal to apply pesticides in a manner that allows them to move off-site.

Minimize or prevent pesticide drift:

To learn more, see the resources below or contact NPIC for assistance. If you have questions about drift, or any pesticide-related topic, please call NPIC at 1-800-858-7378 (8:00am - 12:00pm PST), or email at npic@ace.orst.edu.

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Last updated July 15, 2016

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