How does the corn crop's Round Up spray affect our vegetation

Asked March 25, 2015, 4:49 PM EDT

We have acreage next to a corn crop that we found out is treated with Round Up annually. We would like to know the following information: How far is the run off? How deep does it saturate the soil? (our property functions off well water.) How far does the wind carry the round up spray as it is being sprayed? We are setting up bee hives on our property. How can we protect them during the spraying of Round Up?

Anne Arundel County Maryland corn bees pesticides roundup

1 Response

You should contact the National Pesticide Information Center for general information and toxicity at 1-800-858-7378 http://npic.orst.edu/
You can view their general and technical fact sheets on glyphosate http://npic.orst.edu/ingred/glyphosate.html

For more information on bees contact the Md Dept of Agriculture Apiary Inspection Service http://mda.maryland.gov/plants-pests/pages/apiary_inspection.aspx
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