Ohio State University Extension Bulletin

Reducing Spray Drift

Bulletin 816


Complete elimination of spray drift is impossible, but problems can be reduced to a minimum if chemicals are applied with the proper equipment under favorable conditions. This bulletin explains what spray drift is, why drift is undesirable, the factors affecting drift, and the management strategies that will reduce spray drift of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.

This bulletin can be purchased at Ohio State University Extension's eStore at http://estore.osu-extension.org/. Search for Product Code 816.


All educational programs conducted by Ohio State University Extension are available to clientele on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, age, disability or Vietnam-era veteran status.

Keith L. Smith, Associate Vice President for Ag. Adm. and Director, OSU Extension.

TDD No. 800-589-8292 (Ohio only) or 614-292-6181



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