PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Agriculture Department has set up a website that lets farmers notify pesticide applicators that they grow crops or livestock that are sensitive to pesticide drift.
The South Dakota Sensitive Site Registry allows producers of crops that are sensitive to pesticides to register, enter contact information and identify the crop on an online map. Pesticide applicators can use the map to identify any areas sensitive to pesticides.
When a producer registers an area as sensitive to pesticides, an email is sent to all applicators who have registered and indicated they provide service in that area.
The Agriculture Department reports that it investigated 308 reported incidents of pesticide drift from 2007 to 2011.
The registry is available at the website of the Agriculture Department's Office of Agricultural Services.