FIELD STUDIES

Drift, Erosion and Runoff Studies

Kathy Alborado

Chamber Policy Committee Co-Chair

CEO, Helios HR
Chamber Policy Committee

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Replicating the use of chemicals and other practices to determine the possible runoff, washoff, and drift.

Agricultural chemicals and other farming practices are widely used to increase yields to feed a growing world population. If used improperly, these practices can have a detrimental effect on the surrounding ecosystem. At Waterborne, we have conducted drift, erosion, and runoff studies as part of product stewardship and product support measures for both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and individual state agencies.

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Contact Waterborne's Global Field Studies lead, Jennifer Trask, at traskj@waterborne-env.com.

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Agricultural chemicals and other farming practices are widely used to increase yields to feed a growing world population. If used improperly, these practices can have a detrimental effect on the surrounding ecosystem. At Waterborne, we have conducted drift, erosion, and runoff studies as part of product stewardship and product support measures for both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and individual state agencies.

These studies include field-scale and small-scale plots using irrigation systems or artificial rainfall simulators. Examples of projects we have completed are: 

  • Investigating spray drift during application
  • Volatility and runoff monitoring after application
  • Measuring washoff residues from foliage and plastic mulch
  • Comparing pesticide and herbicide runoff potential among common construction materials
  • Monitoring sedimentation within a drainage pond using repeated bathymetric surveys
  • Agricultural best management practice assessment through long-term monitoring
  • Automated sample collection for analysis of suspended solids and other analytes

We are happy to work with you to answer your drift, erosion, and runoff-related questions.