Let’s Drift Apart – The Issue of Row Crop Spray Drift to Nursery/Landscape

Date/Time: 
Jan 28 2019 - 2:40pm

More genetically modified crops (GMCs) are being used in agriculture than ever before, with stacked glyphosate and dicamba resistant soybeans, Xtend™ seed, being some of the most recent players.  A severe escalation in herbicide drift and carry-over injury on “non-target”/ nursery/landscape trees has resulted.  Carry-over in the trees, and in the soil, continue to impact the plants years after the initial spray incidence, however, neither impact is well-described or understood for woody plants.  Come and hear about ways to prevent drift and the conditions, methods, and products that make you want your upwind neighbor, and you to “drift apart.”

Session Track: 
Arboriculture
Grower

Presenter

Mathers Environmental Science Services, LLC

Hannah Mathers is currently an independent horticultural researcher in nursery and landscape. From 2000-2014 she was a Professor at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.  Hannah is the recipient of several awards including meritorious service, distinguished contributions, and promotion of diversity. She is a recognized national speaker and writer and is best known for her research in bio-rational, conventional, and alternative weed control in nursery crops and landscapes.   She is also noted for her diagnostic expertise of herbicide damage including drift and woody plant cold stress physiology.