Friday, 24 May 2013

Hazardous orchard spraydrift.

Agricultural sprays can present a hazard for walkers, cyclists and horse riders in countryside lanes and roads.

What you can see in this video taken a few days ago, is a chemical spray being blown over a 12 ft high hedge from an orchard. This spray drift is repeated every time the sprayer approaches the road.

The reasons why some farmers ignore the regulations for chemical use on crops is a subject in itself.

Meanwhile, try and be aware that crops might recently have been sprayed when you are using footpaths through the countryside. Farmers are not obliged to provide warnings about spray.

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