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Anyone who applies pesticides, grows specialty/organic crops and/or has an apiary needs to understand and refer to the new series of online tools in use in Maryland since early 2019, collectively referred to as FieldWatch. Fieldwatch has replaced the Maryland sensitive crop registry. 3D Holz Papageien 3 Mauer Murals Mauer Aufklebe Decal Durchbruch AJ WALLPAPER DEGiven the questions and concerns we hear from growers regarding pesticide drift damage all growers would benefit from registering with Fieldwatch. For more information on pesticide drift liability check out this legal fact sheet: Current Legal Rules Benefit Spray Applicators When It Comes to Pesticide Drift.
Fieldwatch, Inc. is actually a non-profit company created by Purdue University in collaboration with interested agricultural stakeholder groups.3D Holzziegel bluemen 577 Tapete Tapeten Mauer Foto Familie Tapete Wandgemälde Fieldwatch was created to help farmers and applicators identify, map and communicate where high-value specialty crops are grown as part of ongoing stewardship activities. Fieldwatch.com is comprised of multiple registry sites :
Driftwatch- contains a map (see picture above) for specialty crop growers to indicate the location of specialty crops and is meant to inform pesticide applicators of the locations of sensitive areas before they spray;3D Horse Group Oil Painting 4 Wallpaper Mural Wall Print Wallpaper Mural AJ WALL
BeeCheck- contains a map which enables beekeepers to identify the location of apiaries; and
FieldCheck- is a registry for pesticide applicators so they can access a detailed map showing the sites where specialty crops are grown and receive emails telling them when a specialty crop field or apiary site has been newly approved in the area. 3D Hot Air Balloon 72 Wall Paper Exclusive MXY Wallpaper Mural Decal Indoor Wall
FieldWatch also offers two mobile apps to give applicators access to specialty crop information and beehive locations from their mobile devices. 3D House Paint 464 Wallpaper Murals Wall Print Wallpaper Mural AJ WALL AU KyraBoth apps are available free for Android and iOS devices.
The advantage of FieldWatch is that the mapping tools allow users to update their information in real-time, providing applicators the most up-to-date information prior to spraying.3D Hübscher Pfau 744 Tapete Wandgemälde Tapete Tapeten Bild Familie DE Summer Although new to Maryland, FieldWatch is in use in twenty-one states and one Canadian province.
All Maryland pesticide applicators, specialty/organic crop growers, and beekeepers are encouraged to sign up for Fieldwatch at FieldWatch.com and choose the type of account they would like to create.3D Hut Trees Lake 865 Wall Paper Murals Wall Print Wall Wallpaper Mural AU Kyra Beekeepers should register for BeeCheck, specialty crop growers should register for DriftWatch, and applicators should register for FieldCheck. For more information about FieldWatch, read this helpful 3D Himmel Ballon Burg 7854 Tapete Wandgemälde Tapeten Bild Familie DE Summer or call the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Pesticide Regulation Section at 410-841-5710.