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1 The Ohio Sensitive Crop Registry (OSCR) Jared Shaffer GIMS Specialist Ohio Department of Agriculture 2014 Ohio GIS Conference September , 2014 | Hyatt Regency Columbus| Columbus, Ohio

2 OSCR A voluntary informational tool designed to allow stakeholders an effective way to communicate and protect pesticide- sensitive crops and apiaries from drift –Helps applicators be aware of where sensitive locations are Web app powered by ArcGIS Viewer

3 Why does this exist? ODA’s role –Pesticide & Fertilizer Regulation Section licenses over 30,000 pesticide applicators and more than 13,000 pesticide products operating in the state of Ohio –Develop and enforce rules regarding pesticide use and applicator training, investigate damage claims

4 Why does this exist? (cont.) Applicator’s role: –Certified pesticide applicators are not only responsible for their own protection, but also for the protection of other people, non-target organisms and our environment –More than 180 million pounds of glyphosate (i.e., Roundup) is used in agricultural production annually

5 Why does this exist? (cont.) What’s changing? –The increasing and continued use of glyphosate has resulted in the increase of resistant weeds –Sept 16 the USDA released its EIS concerning the nonregulated status of 2,4-D resistant corn and soybean

6 Why does this exist? (cont.) USDA is not opposed to the use of 2,4-D resistant crops –USDA predicts this will result in a % increase in 2,4-D use by 2020 –Dicamba resistant crops are expected to be approved as well While 2,4-D and dicamba will help deal with glyphosate resistant weeds, they tend to drift more

7 Pesticide-sensitive Industry Ohio is ranked 3 rd at growing tomatoes for processing –156,600 tons, $17.7 million 9 th for grape production with 5,300 tons, $3.6 million –nearly 200 wineries that produce more than 1.1 million gallons per year 1.1 million lbs of honey at $2.42/lbs

8 Those who grow crops which are not engineered to be resistant to 2,4-D or dicamba are concerned about increased damage from drift –Pesticide exposure is one of many issues bee keepers contend with Development was driven by tomato and grape industries

9 OSCR Ohio is one of 18 states which have a mapping system for pesticide-sensitive locations This is viewed as a service ODA provides, it is user-driven and participation of all stakeholders is necessary for its success

10 demo

11 Registry Policies Stakeholders –Pesticide applicators: private and commercial –Commercial producers of pesticide-sensitive crops –Apiarists Only registered users can enter or retrieve information

12 User Needs –Producers Flexibility to modify registered locations Data protection Needs to be as simple as possible to encourage use –User manual, quick-start guide, video tutorials –Applicators An intuitive search of their area of interest Get the info they need in the format they need it –Producer contact info, location, distance –Print map, download table of information (Excel, shapefile, pdf)

13 After user approval, producers and apiarists have access to drawing tools –Can choose to share contact info or provide other descriptions –Are able to edit features at any time, are required to ‘renew’ or otherwise change existing features annually After features are approved, they become available to query –Summary information about the geometry as well as user-provided information is displayed

14 Status Launched: March 2014 Over 400 registered users –63 Apiarists –118 Producers –223 Applicators 5,923 acres of sensitive locations registered

15 More Information? Jared Shaffer, GIMS Specialist Phone: Fax: Ohio Department of Agriculture Division of Plant Health Pesticide & Fertilizer Regulation Section 8995 E. Main Street, Bldg. 23 Reynoldsburg, OH


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