When used correctly, drift-reducing nozzles help to significantly reduce drift onto non-target areas, such as field margins and surface waters, during the application of plant protection products. This helps to reduce the risks for humans, animals, groundwater and the environment. Many plant protection products have application regulations that allow to reduce the distance to water bodies or other non-target areas such as hedges when using drift-reducing technology. This has contributed significantly to the spread of drift-reducing technology.
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One objective of the National Action Plan for the Sustainable Use of Plant Protection Products (NAP) is to increase the use of drift- and loss-reducing plant protection equipment. The indicator “plant protection equipment” was defined for this purpose.
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