Choose a pesticide with lower bee toxicity. Some products, like neonicotinoid insecticides, are highly toxic to bees. While our target insects are killed by the application rates on the specific use section of the product label, some nontarget insects may be sensitive to smaller quantities of the material.
A manual calibration at least once a year is needed to ensure the rate controller is functioning properly and that the rate controller is not forced to operate outside the pressure operating range for the nozzles on the sprayer boom.
With the wild spring and slow, wet, cool start to the growing season, many fields did not get the early-season residual herbicides they usually would, according to the University of Nebraska — Lincoln.
While you can’t manage the weather variables when thinking about spray drift, you can spray when the elements are not conducive to drift and manage the variables you can, says University of Nebraska Extension.
EPA is proposing stricter standards for people certified to use restricted-use pesticides and additional specialized licensing for certain methods of application, such as fumigation and aerial application.
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