Grower Survey to Assess Herbicide Drift Damage in the North Central U.S.

Dicamba and 2,4-D drift have made headlines in recent years, but no study to-date has attempted to quantify the overall impact that herbicide drift has on growers of fruits, vegetables and other specialty crops.
A special project group of the North Central Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center is conducting a survey this winter to gather information on herbicide drift damage and risk-management among specialty crop growers in the North Central U.S. Responses will help establish needs for research on drift mechanisms, prevention, and remediation; and/or for reviewing current policy and reporting requirements.
This survey is:
  • open to growers of fruits, vegetables, or other specialty crops in OH, IN, MI, WI, MN, IA, MO, KS, NE, ND, and SD.
  • intended to document the risk, frequency, management, and economic impact of drift damage among specialty crop growers in the region.
  • needed to establish herbicide drift as a serious economic and regulatory concern in [your state] and across the North Central U.S.
  • estimated to take 5-20 minutes, depending on your experience with drift damage.
  • facilitated by The Ohio State University and funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture through agreement 2018-70006-28884.
Growers can complete the survey at Find additional information at