If you see anyone spraying pesticides in today's conditions please report the activity.
Cloudy. 60 percent chance of drizzle this morning. Fog patches retreating to the coast. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. High 11. UV index 4 or moderate.
Air can be contaminated by pesticide as spray droplets,mists, dusts, or vapors. Once in the air, pesticides can move to waterbodies, non-target organisms, nearby crops, or soil. This can cause direct orindirect damage. Vapors from a herbicide application can drift to asensitive crop hundreds of meters downwind. This can leave residues orcause phytotoxic effects. Contaminated air can also concentrate inenclosed spaces.
Humans and animals including wildlife, birds and domestic animals, when directly or indirectly exposed to toxic pesticides, can sufferadverse affects such as weight loss, reproductive failure, long-term damage anddeath.
Humans and animals can be harmed directly by exposure duringapplication and they can suffer indirectly by contacting contaminatedwater, vegetation (e.g., brushing against it), soil and food.
See pesticide core training manual for more information.
Current provincial weather regulations:
-Wind must be between 2 and 15 km/hr for ground applications
-Winds must be between 2 and 10km/hr for trees taller than 3meters
-Air Temperature must be below 25oC
-It must not raining nor is rain anticipated over the next 2hour period
-The relative humidity must be above 50%
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