Articles Tagged with ''spraying''

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Purchasing A Sprayer: Demystifying The Payback

Because many farmers have relied on custom applicators, justifying a sprayer investment is a new exercise. Here are some considerations, and tools, to help make an informed decision.
Unlike many pieces of farm equipment, a sprayer is not something that Dad or Granddad absolutely had to buy. When spraying became common to cropping operations, there was an opportunity to outsource it to a custom applicator and avoid tying up the capital and adding to the responsibilities of the already over-worked farmer.
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Spray Pattern Dynamics: Single Flat Spray vs. Twin Flat Spray

Despite earlier recommendations, twin flat fan nozzles don’t offer the canopy penetration needed to fight Asian soybean rust.
After the asian soybean rust scare hit in autumn of 2004, many of us in the sprayer industry began advocating the use of twin flat fan nozzles to better treat the disease. It turns out we were wrong. By creating two spray patterns out of one, twin flat fan nozzles reduce the force of each spray by half, meaning there is not much force with which to penetrate the soybean canopy.
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With Pesticide Management, Effective Application Is Critical

Spraying equipment is getting more attention than ever from no-tillers.
Now that most no-tillers have pretty much mastered the chemical side of pesticide management, they’re paying more attention to application costs, timeliness and equipment selection. This means more no-tillers will be doing more of their own pesticide applications in the future.
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Even Without Asian Rust, It Still Pays To Spray

Spraying fungicides at the R3 stage should be profitable even without finding Asian rust in your no-till soybean fields.
Instead of worrying about whether Asian rust is going to hit your no-tilled soybean fields this summer, you should consider spraying fungicides, Wayne Pedersen says. The University of Illinois plant pathologist says it’s likely to pay dividends through control of several late-maturing soybean diseases.
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Plenty Of Hot Topics To Pick From As St. Louis Becomes Center Of No-Till World

National No-Tillage Conference provides answers to the most pressing challenges facing growers in the coming season and beyond.
The biggest crowd in years, more than 700 people, attended the 14th annual National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis and went home with plenty to think about and put to use on their farms.
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No-Till 24 Hours A Day, Accurately

Big no-till acreages with a short seeding window of opportunity call for big capacity equipment.
Because of a small window of opportunity for spring seeding, western Canada no-tillers are investing in large capacity equipment to get drilling and spraying done in a hurry.
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Spraying Late Is Costly

You’ll sometimes have less than a day to make a timely herbicide application — at a time when it may interfere with other essential no-till work.
When it comes to effective weed control, timing is always critical. But it is particularly important when you are using a total post program since dead weeds with late spraying can still trim your yields.
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Diseases Travel Over "Green Bridge" To Quietly Steal No-Till Yields

Pathogens feed on dying plants then live long enough to prey on newly planted crops1
The so-called “green bridge” could be stealing yields from no-till fields without the growers’ knowledge. The green bridge is the method by which soil and foliar pathogens feed on cover crops, weeds or volunteer crops and survive long enough to infect a new season’s cash crops.
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Solid Advice For No-Tilling Wheat

Continuous wheat, selecting wheat varieties, controlling kochia in chemical fallow situations and buying no-till air drills were on the minds of readers this summer.
In recent weeks, a number of questions and answers concerning no-till wheat have popped up on the No-Till Farmer Web site’s Online Forum. This highly popular exchange of ideas is located at www.no-tillfarmer.com and offers plenty of valuable information on all aspects of no-tilling.
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