Source: National Association of Wheat Growers

The National Association of Wheat Growers submitted comments last week on a cluster of guidance documents issued by the Environmental Protection Agency related to spray-drift and urges the industry comment on the new proposals. EPA closes its comment period on new spray drift guidelines Friday, March 5.

The documents, issued in November, cover labeling requirements, interpretation and restrictions on spray-drift that most in the agriculture community see as not practicable on real-world farm operations.

In part, they would modify the current Worker Protection Standard, which currently prohibits application "in a way that will contact workers or other persons, either directly or through drift" to read "do not apply this product in a manner that results in spray [or dust] drift that could cause an adverse effect to people or any other non-target organism or site."

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