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National and Regional Weed Science Societies support Drift Reduction Adjuvants (DRAs) as mitigation options for Endangered Species Act (ESA) compliance

Dear Administrator Li,

The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA), along with the Aquatic Plant Management
Society (APMS), North Central Weed Science Society (NCWSS), Northeastern Weed Science
Society (NEWSS), Southern Weed Science Society (SWSS) and Western Society of Weed
Science (WSWS) (hereafter “Weed Science Societies”) represent over 3000 weed scientists from around the world. Members include academic, governmental, and private industry research scientists, university, extension professionals, educators, land managers, and crop consultants.

The Weed Science Societies support the letter (attached, page 3) sent to you by the Council of Producers & Distributors of Agrotechnology (CPDA), CropLife America, National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants (NAICC) and many other organizations encouraging the Agency to add Drift Reduction Adjuvants (DRAs) to the list of mitigation options available to pesticide users for Endangered Species Act (ESA) compliance.

Drift Reduction Adjuvants are commonly used by pesticide applicators in the United States.
Their performance and benefits have been demonstrated and realized. Over 100 million acres are treated annually using DRAs to improve deposition, coverage, and reduce off-target movement of pesticides.

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