“This program is voluntary, non-regulatory and free to use,” said Jennifer Johnston, Driftwatch data steward. “It should help specialty crop producers, beekeepers and pesticide users be good neighbors and work together to protect our pollinators and avoid drift on sensitive crops.”
This program is part of the department’s ongoing efforts to protect and increase valuable pollinators in the state. The N.C. Farm Bureau produced the video as an educational tool to show farmers and beekeepers how to sign up.
For more information about Driftwatch, visit www.ncagr.gov/pollinators.