It allows farmers to identify areas on their farm where extra precautionary steps may need to be taken when applying pesticides in neighbouring fields so as to minimize the risk of off-target pesticide drift. Farmer’s make significant investments to produce a crop and nobody wins if a crop is damaged by off-target drift. The effectiveness of this app is only as good as the amount of people using it and flagging their fields. So tell a neighbour about this app and encourage them to download and use it. After all, the app is free, so there is no downside to trying it and if it mitigates one field from inadvertent injury then it will have been worth the investment in time.
The development of this app is the result of a cooperative effort between the Grain Farmers of Ontario and OMAFRA. Funding was provided through the Growing Forward 2 program, a partnership between Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.