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13 Jan 2017 Who is to Blame for Spray Drift From Illegal Crop Protection Product Use?

  On Dec. 13, Bader Farms, Inc., a large-scale peach grower, brought suit against Monsanto Company for damage to 30,000 of its peach trees allegedly caused by dicamba (brand name Xtend) spray drift from neighboring farms. This case is one example in a growing number of cases alleging that other crops, pollinators and the environment were damaged by spray drift of crop protection products.   The question in the Bader Farms litigation will be whether a seed and herbicide manufacturer can be held liable for…