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Still time for sprayer calibration

With planting delays in some areas due to wet conditions, growers still have time to fine-tune and calibrate their sprayers to save money and protect the environment, according to an engineer from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Sprayers can make a big difference for growers’ …

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Sprayer calibration saves money and pesticides

Spring is a good time for corn and soybean growers to calibrate sprayers to avoid wasting money and applying the wrong amount of pesticides, says an Ohio State University agricultural engineer. Approximately 66 to 77% of all growers who spray pesticides spray too much or too little, which not only …

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Precision ag sprayer day Aug. 9

Large-scale pesticide application takes skill. Farmers, retailers and crop consultants can increase their know-how by attending the Northwest Ohio Precision Ag Sprayer Day at the Fulton County Fairgrounds on Aug. 9. “They have to make sure their sprayers are calibrated, rates are correct, drift is reduced as much as possible, …

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10 tips to get the most out of your sprayer

Just take a moment to review some common sense ideas I will mention here to get the most out of those expensive pesticides you will be spraying. The following “Top Ten” list will help you improve the performance of your sprayer and keep it from failing you: 1) Applying chemicals …

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10 tips for getting the most out of your sprayer

By Erdal Ozkan, Ohio State University Extension Spraying season is just around the corner. Just take a moment to review some common sense ideas I will mention here to get the most out of those expensive pesticides you will be spraying. The following “Top Ten” list will help you improve …

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Favorite ag apps

Here’s our collection of favorite apps and reviews of apps that can be used in agriculture, as featured at the Conservation Technology & Tillage Conference, March 2015. And remember, there are no manuals for apps. The best troubleshooting is peers, You Tube or “googling it.” Kansas State University has grouped …

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FMC offering online series

Starting this month, Authority Minute, an online web series offered by FMC Agricultural Solutions, will transition to a new name. The Minute by FMC will feature an expanded territory covering more growing topics, more crops and more issues. Episodes of The Minute can be viewed online at www.news.FMCMinute.com. “Since launching Authority Minute nearly a year ago, we’ve received …

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