What is in this article?:
- Clinics to tackle proper sprayer cleaning, related issues
- Locations and agenda
- Arkansas Delta clinics aim to reduce crop damage from improper sprayer clean-outs.
- Education to be offered on many sprayer-related issues.
- Early-November clinics to be held in Rector, Marianna, and McGehee.
- Details provided.
Locations and agenda
Where the clinics – all set to begin at 9 a.m. -- will be held:
- Tuesday, Nov. 5 -- Rector Community Center, Rector, 740 E. 9th Street (Corner of U.S. Hwy 49 North and Arkansas Hwy. 119.)
- Wednesday, Nov. 6 -- Cotton Branch Research Station, Arkansas Hwy. 1 South, Marianna. (Three miles south of Marianna on Hwy. 1).
- Thursday, Nov. 7 -- Men’s Club and Community Center, 1 Airport Rd. South, McGehee.
- 9:05 a.m. -- Application tips for successful weed and insect control with Tom Barber, Extension weed scientist, and Gus Lorenz, Extension integrated pest management coordinator.
- 9:45 a.m. -- Bob Wolf on nozzle types for improving control of hard-to-kill and resistant weeds. Using electronics to apply crop protection products, illustrating the influence of speed changes, rate changes, and nozzle types and sizes on PSI, patterns, drift and coverage.
- 11 a.m. -- 11:15 a.m. break
- 11:15 a.m. – Bob Wolf on calibrating for droplet size to meet the new spray quality requirements on the label, plus the effect of chemicals and adjuvants in the tank mix on droplet size, drift, coverage, mixing and clean out.
- Noon -- Lunch
- 1 p.m. -- 2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
- Vangilder on tips for different sprayers to reduce contamination.
- Barber on proper cleaning procedures for mixing tanks, parts.
- Wolf on spray table demonstration of proper spray tips and demonstration of the influence of electronics on coverage and drift.
Door prizes will be available.
For more information call Vangilder, (870) 930-6075, for the Rector clinic; Robert Goodson, (870) 995-4505 for the Marianna event; and Wes Kirkpatrick, (870) 222-7260 for the McGehee event.