Spraying fungicide and side effects

teslacoils

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
I think I may do....I've just watched it back and he's driving pretty fast with quite a tail of mist....obviously the camera didn't pick up as much as we could see.

Ah the trail can be deceptive as the machine may be moving at 10 to 15km/ hr, so even if the mist is stood still it can look like it's billowing away.

But yes, if you have a vid and a date, we can give it a more considered view.
 

Hampton

Member
Location
Shropshire
Well I wish it was you spraying our fields because that's very reassuring. Yeah we got misted...not good. It wasn't just once either.

Hahaha good analogy there.

Oh and I should say, they have been spraying at Lunchtime and around school run pick up time. On lovely sunny days too when we're there with the Toddler. Once was bank hol and another time was Sat lunch time. If it was done at dawn, and properly, we'd all be able to relax a little maybe.
Many of the chemicals smell bad for a reason. They are designed to smell bad so that if a child or unknowing person manages to get into the spray store and finds a can of pesticide then they will not drink it due to the smell. If all the chemicals smelt like strawberry milkshake, than people would be more likely to sniff it/drink it.
It is deliberately made to smell bad in its concentrated state, and this obviously carries through to when it’s applied in dilute form.
 

DrWazzock

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
I did get better quickly yes, just the initial irritating symptoms. Lasted a couple of days. We went back to the new house to do some gardening and they turned up again. Think we had a total of 3x but on two occasions we jumped back into the car and left. Then my other half said they turned up a couple of time when they were there too. That's a lot of spraying.

If this is every other day or 3x a week in Summer, that's long term exposure, every year. This is my issue. Safe or not it's still not something I wish to inhale, just in case. Mainly for the Children's sake.

I'm hoping we can get them to keep clear of our garden and just leave a little bit of a buffer zone, slow down and avoid misting our property. Hopefully some hedges and conifers will help too.

Overall we just need to have respect and consideration for one another. I know the job needs to be done but I also know spraying us in our own garden in Summer can be avoided. He didn't need to speed or hang that boom over the road. Sounds like this is not how it should be done, so many considerate sprayers here.
Spraying 3x a week or every other day?! I have only sprayed my wheat three times in total since February. Spraying the watercourse? Why and how would he do that especially with tramlines. I have had a fair dose of fumes filling up with the concentrate and although some of it stinks I don’t recall it ever burning the lining of my airways.
It just doesn’t add up to me.
 

Rue

Member
Mixed Farmer
Spraying 3x a week or every other day?! I have only sprayed my wheat three times in total since February. Spraying the watercourse? Why and how would he do that especially with tramlines. I have had a fair dose of fumes filling up with the concentrate and although some of it stinks I don’t recall it ever burning the lining of my airways.
It just doesn’t add up to me.


It is Wheat and it's been sprayed 3x (that we saw) over a week, over that period of very hot weather, unless some of that is Water of course? Seems to have stopped now. They have planted right to the edge of the field, next to a small dyke and a road, like I say the boom went over into the road....I don't know why he did this...haven't had chance to ask him because I still can't find out who he is. I'm open to the theory that this was Pollen but either way I'm not liking being down wind to any drift. We all have a right to health and to question things after all. All I am doing is questioning what it is because we'll be living there and it's surrounding our new home and garden.
 

teslacoils

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
So normally we mix more than one product in a tank of spray. In hot weather, we may reduce this and do it in more passes as it's gentler on the crop. When we have used up the spray, it's common to rinse the tank with clean water - most sprayers carry a quantity of clean for this purpose.

Have you identified the farmer and asked them yet? It has been a month now.
 

Rue

Member
Mixed Farmer
So normally we mix more than one product in a tank of spray. In hot weather, we may reduce this and do it in more passes as it's gentler on the crop. When we have used up the spray, it's common to rinse the tank with clean water - most sprayers carry a quantity of clean for this purpose.

Have you identified the farmer and asked them yet? It has been a month now.

Nobody will tell me who is renting that field. They just keep saying it's only fungicides and safe if it gets sprayed on our garden again.
 

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