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Damage Indicators - Herbicide Drift

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KYApprazer

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Hello All ,

I may soon be appraising residential properties where vegetation may have been affected by herbicide spray drifting from the adjacent farms. I'm looking for any data that demonstrates the economic impact of vegetation loss and/or any stigma attached to the documented presence of herbicides on rural residential properties.

Thanks in advance!
 

Noreen

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Hello All ,

I may soon be appraising residential properties where vegetation may have been affected by herbicide spray drifting from the adjacent farms. I'm looking for any data that demonstrates the economic impact of vegetation loss and/or any stigma attached to the documented presence of herbicides on rural residential properties.

Thanks in advance!
One place I would start would be the local/state Department of Environment Engineering. They are often times very helpful and if they don't have records of their own, they are typically aware of who/whom has been involved in any data collection. Please keep us posted, this is a really good topic.
 

Restrain

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Question becomes,is it permanent or temporary. Are there crops involved? Seems I recall growers suing an adjacent t property owner and sprayer for drift, can't remember the specifics. Contact Terrell.
 

Meandering

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Is there any EPA study?
Has it impacted the quality of the drinking water?
Any long term exposure studies you can cite for safety to humans?

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KYApprazer

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One place I would start would be the local/state Department of Environment Engineering. They are often times very helpful and if they don't have records of their own, they are typically aware of who/whom has been involved in any data collection. Please keep us posted, this is a really good topic.
I'm going to contact the same agency that cited the adjacent owner for allowing the drift. Hoping to get a list of locations of similar circumstances under open records, and then find sales of affected properties.

I'll definitely update as I gather information. Thank you!
 

Lee in L.A.

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Wonder if I can sue the neighbors for drift of their steer manure smell.
Can't they fertilize the lawn with something less aromatic? :fencing:
 

KYApprazer

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Question becomes,is it permanent or temporary. Are there crops involved? Seems I recall growers suing an adjacent t property owner and sprayer for drift, can't remember the specifics. Contact Terrell.
At this point, I'm not sure about temporary v. permanent. No crops on the subject properties. They are four- and 10-acre tracts with residences. If you can recall more details on the similar case, please let me know. Thank you!
 

KYApprazer

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Is there any EPA study?
Has it impacted the quality of the drinking water?
Any long term exposure studies you can cite for safety to humans?

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No EPA study. Just a one-page citation from a state agency and lab reports identifying the substance (herbicide) found. The complaint does not mention drinking or ground water. I haven't looked for studies on the human health implications yet. The fine for drift violation was only $100, but I'm not sure the amount is indicative of the level of hazard. One would think so, but I'm not assuming anything. Thanks for your response. I'm open to all questions and suggestions.
 

Terrel L. Shields

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I'm not sure the amount is indicative of the level of hazard.
Is there any visible damage?
It is not administered in a human hazardous level by aerial spraying normally. So what crop was sprayed? The state and EPA should regulate what herbicides can be used on what crop. Drift of 2,4 D in minute amounts kills tomatoes when nothing else is affected. 2,4 D and Roundup (glyphosate) are relatively short term. You don't even have to take cattle off pasture for the former and seven days for round up. Grazon and other pesticides are more persistent but residential grasses are not impacted by broadleaf pesticides.
http://www.kyagr.com/consumer/agricultural-branch.html
http://www.kyagr.com/consumer/documents/ES_UnofficialPesticideRegulations.pdf
 
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