EPA Science Inventory

VERIFYING THE PERFORMANCE OF PESTICIDE SPRAY DRIFT REDUCTION TECHNOLOGIES

Citation:

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).

Description:

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.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PAPER IN NON-EPA PROCEEDINGS)
Start Date: 06/30/2007
Completion Date: 06/30/2007
Record Last Revised: 05/02/2008
Record Created: 03/14/2007
Record Released: 03/14/2007
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 165935

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

AIR POLLUTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL DIVISION