Windy Day Danger
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:25 AM CDT

ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- Licking your finger and holding it above your head won't cut it anymore when it comes to checking wind speed before spraying this spring.

The stakes for avoiding spray drift are higher than ever, with new herbicides and herbicide-tolerant crops trickling onto the market and acres of sensitive crops such as grapes on the rise in many agricultural states, experts told DTN. Yet many applicators and farmers continue to rely on their instincts when it comes to assessing wind speeds before spraying.

"I work with pesticide application all the time, and even I'm not good at ...

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