Spray Safe Event
The Mission of Spray Safe is to encourage the safe application of agricultural chemicals through education and farmer to farmer communication and cooperation.
How You Can Join
The 12th annual Spray Safe event is set to be held on Friday, January 26th at the Kern County Fairgrounds where local agriculturists learned the importance of safe pesticide spraying practices. This educational event is an example of agriculturists recognizing an issue in the industry and finding a solution. “Since this program was put in place, overspray accidents have dramatically declined” Spray Safe Committee co-chair Jeff Rasmussen. Spray Safe tailors to the needs of the agriculture industry by offering both English and Spanish translation, allowing the event to reach a larger number of farm labor workers.
Pesticides and other agrichemicals are used globally in crop production to control weeds, diseases and insects. However, inappropriate application of these products can lead to run-off from plants, and can cause the spray to drift; thus ‘pesticide spray drift.’