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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, ( - 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 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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