An Assessment of Agricultural Producers' Attitudes and Practices Concerning Pesticide Spray Drift: Implications for Extension Education
This article summarizes findings of a survey of agricultural producers concerning their practices and attitudes regarding pesticide spray drift. The results reveal that just as the agricultural enterprises involved in the sample are diverse and complex, so too are the approaches that growers take to managing drift. Growers tend to use multiple strategies in approaching this problem and display flexibility in attempting to achieve drift reduction. At the same time, they are concerned about implications of drift reduction for farm profitability. Programs and regulations designed to reduce drift should be constructed in ways that allow growers to comply without bearing excessive costs.
Blaine, T. W., Hall, F. R., Downer, R. A., & Ebert, T. (2008). An Assessment of Agricultural Producers' Attitudes and Practices Concerning Pesticide Spray Drift: Implications for Extension Education. The Journal of Extension, 46(4), Article 10. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol46/iss4/10