IFB urges farmers to be aware of sensitive natural areas
Illinois Farm Bureau last week provided members information about a new Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) map denoting sensitive sites and encouraged farmers to meticulously read and follow pesticide labels.
During a webinar, Lyndsey Ramsey, IFB associate director of natural and environmental resources, warned pesticide applications will be under “a magnifying glass” after the Illinois Department of Agriculture received more than 400 pesticide misuse complaints last year.
IDNR posted an interactive map that outlines areas with unspecified threatened and endangered species, Illinois Nature Preserve Commission sites, state natural area inventory sites and IDNR owned and managed property. Visit dnr.illinois.gov and search for “Chemical-Drift-Awareness Areas.”
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