[Market-farming] Pesticide Drift = Tresspass

Etienne Goyer etienne.goyer at outlands.ca
Thu Aug 4 09:33:56 EDT 2011


It is funny that the topic is coming up today.  My land is bordered on
the North by a railway, and there's a debate raging as the rail operator
is planning on spraying fairly strong doses of broad-spectrum herbicide
the clear the rail.  The potential for drift on my crop is very real,
and this could compromise my (eventual) organic certification, and
perhaps even contaminate the ground water source I was planning on using
for irrigation.

So far, it seems very likely that the spraying will be blocked by
municipal bylaws, but we never know if/when the question will pop back.


On 11-08-04 09:28 AM, William H Shoemaker wrote:
> Thanks for sharing that Richard. Its encouraging, but we have a long way
> to go before pesticide drift will be properly addressed by law. Perhaps
> this is a step in the right direction.
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> Bill
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> William H. Shoemaker
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> Sr. Research Specialist, Food Crops
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> University of Illinois - Crop Sciences
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> St Charles Horticulture Research Center
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> *From: * market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
> [mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] *On Behalf Of *Richard
> Stewart
> *Sent:* Thursday, August 04, 2011 8:08 AM
> *To:* Market Farming
> *Subject:* [Market-farming] Pesticide Drift = Tresspass
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> Found this interesting tid-bit posted today on the Ag Law website.  I
> look at this as a possible inroad leading to GMO drift laws.
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> http://aglaw.blogspot.com/2011/08/trespass-claim-for-pesticide-drift.html
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> Richard Stewart
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> Carriage House Farm
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> North Bend , Ohio
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> An Ohio Century Farm Est. 1855
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> (513) 967-1106
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> http://www.carriagehousefarmllc.com
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> rstewart at zoomtown.com <mailto:rstewart at zoomtown.com>
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