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post #11 of 34 Old 07-09-2013, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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also, he usually sprays with a tractor. He just uses a plane a few times a year. I watched last time and he didnt come very close to our place and I couldnt see any drift. I DID move my horse out of that area though until he was done.
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this google pic is similar to how close the plane flies.
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the farmer said it's stuff that just kills the weeds and he DID say it was roundup.
The trees are about 25 ft high so I think it should keep the drift away. My horse is on the ground so if it is that high, wouldnt the wind blow it away before it got to my horse?
He can't spray anything if there is a risk of it going onto your property - that is the way the law works - yes they do break the law but any damage will cost them
The only crops that can be sprayed with Roundup are GM crops all other (Monsanto) that have been modified to have a resistance to the product- it will kill grass, weeds and plants
I'm giving you a link to Monsanto guidelines for spraying guidelines and use
http://www.monsanto.com/products/Doc..._drift_bkg.pdf
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He can't spray anything if there is a risk of it going onto your property - that is the way the law works - yes they do break the law but any damage will cost them
The only crops that can be sprayed with Roundup are GM crops all other (Monsanto) that have been modified to have a resistance to the product- it will kill grass, weeds and plants
I'm giving you a link to Monsanto guidelines for spraying guidelines and use
http://www.monsanto.com/products/Doc..._drift_bkg.pdf
What do you think I should do?
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That depends on how much you trust him really
As Taffy said - sprays are super expensive and profit margins in farming not that high so he's unlikely to want to waste any chemical by allowing it to drift all over
If you have grass or plants you're worried about then if he is using Roundup try to ask him to be respectful of your property - you don't want to fall out with the guy
I use Roundup on weeds and poison Ivy etc and never had a problem - they have to list all the hazard warnings but it is about the safest product on the market
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What do you think I should do?
In the U.S., you would talk to your state's department of agriculture about the laws. I don't know what to do in Canada.

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but whats the big deal about aerial spraying?
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but whats the big deal about aerial spraying?
Go to the store and read the MSDS (Material safety data sheet) on a bottle of RoundUp. After you see it's harmful if ingested or inhaled, you'll know why you don't want it drifting to where your horses are.
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^^^^ This is correct
The thing with all products - and not just sprays is that they are registered as safe to use -
Provided they are used in accordance with the manufacturers instructions
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That's why I wanted to plant trees. I have never seen any drift come onto our property even when spraying with a plane. Th trees are really tall in mosr places. The only part that doesnt have many trees is the drylot part. Would plane drift really go as far as 50ft?

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