Source: The Illinois Department of Agriculture

The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) has introduced a new, Web-based tool that aims to protect pesticide-sensitive crops by improving communication between growers and commercial pesticide applicators.

Driftwatch is an online program that allows organic and specialty growers to enter the location of their fields on an internet map that pesticide applicators can consult to avoid spraying sensitive crops. Every time a new field is added, the program sends an e-mail alert to applicators who have registered to use the site. 

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