Spray drift is the movement of pesticide spray droplets outside of the application site during or shortly after application. Spray drift can cause conflict when pesticides cause off-target damage or injury to persons, property, animals, and plants.
The EPA regulates pesticide use and spray drift impacts under the Pesticides Act 1999 . We work with communities, industry and government to ensure that people use pesticides responsibly and to reduce the occurance of spray drift incidents.
If you have been affected by spray drift, you should report the incident to the Environment Line on 131 555 as soon as possible.
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- why spray drift occurs
- best practice to avoid it and
- how to meet your obligations
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