Strategies for managing pesticide drift webinar March 15

Nebraska Extension

Nebraska Extension is providing a webinar for growers, pesticide applicators, and other interested individuals who use pesticides or pesticide equipment on “Strategies for Managing Pesticide Spray Drift.”

This webinar will be held nationally Thursday, March 15 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Noon (CT).

Greg Kruger, Nebraska Extension Weed Scientist and Application Technology Specialist, will presenting the webinar.

Dr. Kruger will be presenting on pesticide spray drift—the movement of pesticide dust or droplets through the air to any other site. Pesticide spray drift can happen either at the time of application or shortly after an application is made. Drift can affect people’s health, damage nearby crops, and pose a risk to non-target organisms.

Dr. Kruger manages the Pesticide Application Technology Laboratory at the University’s West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte, where he uses a wind tunnel to test pesticides and spray adjuvants for drift. Dr. Kruger has a BS from the Ohio State University, where he studied agribusiness and applied economics, an MS in plant pathology, and a PhD in weed science from Purdue University.

This EPA program is geared toward reducing spray drift from pesticide applications to crops, fruits and vegetables, and aerial applications. It will cover general pesticide applications with a focus on agricultural applications.

The webinar is free, but participants are asked to register in advance here: On the registration website, the times may be shown in Eastern Standard Time Zone (EST), so please remember that the webinar is from 10:30 a.m. - Noon (CT).