What is Spray Drift?
What is the significance of spray drift?
Spray drift is important because of the following effects it can have
It reduces the pesticide or insecticide applied to the target and can reduce the effectiveness of a treatmen
It has potential to damage nearby sensitive crops or can contaminate crops ready to
It may be a hazard to people, domestic animals, or pollinating insects
It can contaminate water in ponds, streams, and ditches and harm fishes or other aquatic plants and animals
What are the factors affecting spray drift?
Spray drift is affected by
Spray droplet size
This is the number one factor affecting spray drift.
The spray droplet size affects the spray drift in the manner that the smaller the droplets, the more likely they will drift.
The stronger the wind, the more will be the spray drift.
Distance between nozzle and target plant or ground
The greater the distance, the more the wind will affect the spray.
References and further readings
Handbook of Agriculture