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As fruit and vegetable farmers across the state embark on another growing season, they’ll again review their action plan for experiencing pesticide drift. Fruit and vegetable farmers in our membership, along with livestock graziers and other specialty crop farmers have made it clear to us that pesticide drift is a serious financial and health risk to their farms. Practical Farmers of Iowa respects the individual farmer’s choice of growing practices, but we join these farmers in asking those of us who use pesticides to follow the label, communicate ahead of time with neighbors, and ask coop agronomists to be mindful of and communicative with sensitive crop growers in the area.
Please don’t let pesticides drift.