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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. Lot of 6 GE Energy Smart PAR30, 1000 Lumen LED Light Bulb LED12DP30R830 25Given 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.LOT OF 6 PHILIPS 459073 14W A21 14A21 LED 827-22 DIM 120V 2700K-2200K Dimmable 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;Lot of 9 - GE 13 WATT 13578 SOFT WHITE BIAX CFL BULB PLG41C5-PG
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. LOT T8 4FT 20W MILKY, STRIPED&CLEAR LENS 3000K, 5000K & 6500K LED TUBE LIGHTS JG
FieldWatch also offers two mobile apps to give applicators access to specialty crop information and beehive locations from their mobile devices. LOTS 5 Feit BR30 65W 2700K SOFT WHITE Dimmable LED BR30 VIVID LIGHT 13 WattsBoth 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.LSA Circle Tasse & Frêne Soucoupe 0,34 L - Set de 4 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.LSE Lighting Combo Pacakge UV Bulb LB4000 and FLT4825 AC4300 series True HEPA Fi 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 LOT 48 Single Pin 8FT 45W 6500K Milky Cover F96T12 T8 FA8 8 Foot LED Tube Light or call the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s Pesticide Regulation Section at 410-841-5710.