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VERIFYING THE PERFORMANCE OF PESTICIDE SPRAY DRIFT REDUCTION TECHNOLOGIES
KOSUSKO, M., K. BULLOCK, AND N. BIRCHFIELD. VERIFYING THE PERFORMANCE OF PESTICIDE SPRAY DRIFT REDUCTION TECHNOLOGIES. In Proceedings, AWMA 100th Annual Conference and Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA, June 26 - 29, 2007. AWMA, Pittsburgh, PA, Paper #454, (2007).
Application of pesticide sprays usually results in formation of small spray droplets which can drift with air currents to nearby sensitive sites. A number of technologies offer the potential to reduce the amount of spray drift from pesticide applications. Acceptance and use of drift reducing technologies (DRTs) is limited by a dearth of credible information about their effectiveness and the lack of a regulatory mechanism for rewarding those applicators that use effective DRTs. The effectiveness of DRTs will be verified by a voluntary program of testing that uses EPA's ETV program as a model. DRT workgroup members have drafted a protocol to evaluate DRTs and have share it with a stakeholder technical panel. Work is under way to develop a process to credit use of verified DRTs in its registration of pesticides.
Record Details:Record Type: DOCUMENT (PAPER IN NON-EPA PROCEEDINGS)
Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY
AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION