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The Lighter Side
June 19, 2006

Ill Have a Big Mac, Hold the Glyphosate

Following is a summary of pesticide spray drift complaints in 2005 as recorded by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, and reported in N.D. Pesticide Quarterly, (www.ext.nodak.edu/extnews/pestqtrly - Jan, 2006) a newsletter for commercial applicators and pesticide dealers.  Weve removed some of the lawn and garden complaints to shorten the list a bit.

While the spray drift incidents are a good reminder to be careful when spraying (see NDSU tips online at www.ext.nodak.edu/extpubs/ageng/machine/ae1210w.htm) we also find humor in several of them, such as purchase shuttle of Bronate and was filled with Roundup - oops. And it happened twice.  Our favorite, however, is the last entry from Williams County.  Lady, are you sure that drift smell wasnt from someone, um, digesting a double-order breakfast burrito?


North Dakota Department of Agriculture Complaint Summary 2005 (Application Method (AM): A = Aerial, G = Ground, U = Unknown)


 

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