As a preventive measure, the DANR suggests you check before you spray. The websites below are good places to check prior to spraying.
Whether you are a specialty producer, beekeeper, row crop producer, or applicator, FieldWatch is a useful tool to enhance communication and promote awareness.
Applications for Android:
FieldCheck for Android
BeeCheck for Android
Applications for iOS:
FieldCheck for iOS
BeeCheck for iOS
Endangered Species & Other Wildlife
Protecting endangered species and other wildlife is an important part of our day-to-day life. The Bulletins Live! Two page on the EPA website is an important tool. This website provides Pesticide Use Limitation Areas (PULAs) for active ingredients in pesticide and products with active Bulletins.
For more information, you may want to review the SD Codified Laws regarding Endangered and Threatened Species (SDCL 34A-08) and Species of Management Concern (SDCL 34A-08A)
National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
Congress passed the Clean Water Act of 1972 which formed the NPDES Permit Program. The main goal of this program is to control the amount of pollution entering waters of the US and protect beneficial uses of streams and lakes.