​​Drift Reduction Techniques

November 2017 | 30 min., 37 sec.
by Greg R. Kruger
University of Nebraska–Lincoln


​Particle drift from spraying pesticide can be triggered by a number of factors, including the wind, nozzle type, and even the formulation. This presentation will help growers, consultants, and industry professionals reduce vapor and particle drift from pesticides in order to mitigate potential injury to non-targeted vegetation near the spray site, as well as wildlife and people.

About the Presenter

Greg R. KrugerGreg R. Kruger is a Weed Science and Application Technology Specialist at the West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte, NE. He also holds an Associate Professor position in the Agronomy and Horticulture Department, both of which are at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. As part of his position, he directs a diversified program investigating all aspects of weed science ranging from weed management and pesticide applications to sustainable use of pesticides. He was been at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln since January of 2010. Prior to that, Greg grew up on a farm in central Ohio, completed a BS in Agribusiness at Ohio State University and an MS and PhD in Plant Pathology and Weed Science, respectively, at Purdue University with research focus on root-knot nematode and herbicide-resistant marestail under Dr. Andreas Westphall and Drs. Bill Johnson and Stephen Weller. One of the main focuses of his program is management of the Pesticide Application Technology Laboratory in North Platte, Nebraska. Greg’s program has a strong emphasis on all aspects of pesticide applications ranging from understanding nozzles to how droplet size and spray solution impact efficacy and drift. To date, he has authored over 60 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and approximately 250 abstracts at professional meetings.​

Contact Information:
Email: greg.kruger@unl.edu


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