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        05-10-2013, 01:01 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    Does the farmer live on that property? If so, go knock on his door. Otherwise, keep an eye out for the next time you see him over there, walk over and talk to him.
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        05-10-2013, 02:41 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    If the farmer knows (and cares) what he is doing, you shouldn't have to worry about anything. There are strict rules for spraying herbicides and fertilizers and no farmer that I know is going to risk harming a neighbor's animals and have 10 government agencies and a lawyer at his door.
    We're surrounded by corn fields that are planted within 6' of our fence. Even when he sprays RoundUp in the spring, it doesn't come near the fence.
    Just talk to him so both sides understand.
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        05-10-2013, 04:32 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    The farmer is pretty friendly and he never sprays when there is wind--maybe not even when there's a breeze. He does it with a plane or a tractor. He hardly ever comes around but if I ever get the chance I'll ask him. We live on that yard so he HAS to be careful. If I have the paddocks and pasture 50ft away, from the field isnt that going to be good enough? I mean, they don't spray concentrated chemicals do they? And only a little mist would come on the grass it wont hurt-right?
         
        05-10-2013, 04:45 PM
      #14
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    Originally Posted by horsecrazygirl13    
    The farmer is pretty friendly and he never sprays when there is wind--maybe not even when there's a breeze. He does it with a plane or a tractor. He hardly ever comes around but if I ever get the chance I'll ask him. We live on that yard so he HAS to be careful. If I have the paddocks and pasture 50ft away, from the field isnt that going to be good enough? I mean, they don't spray concentrated chemicals do they? And only a little mist would come on the grass it wont hurt-right?
    I'm NOT trying to alarm you. No one here knows his property, yours or the conditions. I think that we are working for you so you get the most grazing area for your horses and stay safe. You have to figure this out. That's YOUR job.

    As EVERYONE has advised. Talk with him!

    Plane spraying/misting CAN and WILL DRIFT even with what appears to be NO breeze but you want/he wants/the pilot wants any breeze to be away from you.

    So go find the man and see him. Introduce yourself and tell him of your concerns but with understanding that HE has a job to do also. Exchange phone numbers. I'll bet that you will be able to work together.

    I look foreword to hearing how your meeting went.
         
        05-10-2013, 04:46 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    It depends on what is sprayed. Herbicides like 2-4-D are safe to graze on. Others typically have a 7-14 day wait. Don't guess...talk to him and see what he is spraying, especially if he's using a plane.
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        05-10-2013, 09:00 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    How do I know what is bad? He doesnt always use a plane. He sometimes uses a tractor. Since I don't know where he lives or what his phone number is, would it be ok if I pin a note to a post or tree in the feild?
    What did you mean about moving the fence lines back 50ft, Sereno?
         
        05-11-2013, 12:21 PM
      #17
    Yearling
    Bump? If he sprays round up, is it ok? Sometimes my dad sprays our lawn with round up(makes the whole yard stink!) and it kills only the dandelions- not the grass. After about 12 hrs, we go outside again and it hardly stinks.
    ANYWAY,
    What about insecticides?
         
        05-11-2013, 04:12 PM
      #18
    Green Broke
    ^^^^ That's not the RoundUp that farms use....RoundUp kills everything...grass..weeds...plants..dead...all gone.
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        05-11-2013, 06:16 PM
      #19
    Green Broke
    Find out what the laws are in your area. Here, you cannot spray with wind drift . Also does he crop dust using planes or helicopters? You will get a lot of drift from that. Move the horses out of the pasture when he is spraying. Go knock his door and explain that horses are next to the field and you need to know what he is spraying so you can find the grazing restrictions for the chemicals. Some are short term and some are long term.
         
        05-11-2013, 06:53 PM
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    Originally Posted by stevenson    
    find out what the laws are in your area. Here, you cannot spray with wind drift . Also does he crop dust using planes or helicopters? You will get a lot of drift from that. Move the horses out of the pasture when he is spraying. Go knock his door and explain that horses are next to the field and you need to know what he is spraying so you can find the grazing restrictions for the chemicals. Some are short term and some are long term.
    this person has not put ONE MINUTE of solving her/his own problem.
         

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