Measuring Pesticide Drift In Central Illinois

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The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting used a sensor-journalism project to better connect with its audiences in small rural communities and help explore an issue of concern to these communities. Through a partnership with Illinois Humanities, our engagement fellow at the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting reached out to several agriculture communities in Central Illinois to help us measure and report on pesticide drift using passive air samplers during the 2018 growing season.