The ultimate goal for producers while spraying is to minimize drift and input costs. So, have you considered how you will minimize drift? Lowering the boom height, replacing worn nozzles, spraying at lower pressures are all options to consider carefully.
Take into consideration weather and environmental conditions, too; there are options to manipulate your equipment to minimize exposure to non-target crops and areas. Download our free report: Best Practices for Spraying below.
Sprayer Clean-Up and Post-Application Maintenance
Proper clean-up between applications and after the season's final application is crucial. Avoid risk of crop injury by taking the time to properly clean out your tank and nozzles between different applications whether the products are herbicides, fungicides or insecticides.
Do you leave the sprayer loaded for a few hours or overnight? You could be risking the chance of contamination.
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How will you keep track of sprayer pressure? Have you walked behind the sprayer while it is operating to make sure the pattern is correct? Don't forget to calibrate the nozzles.
What's In Your Sprayer Emergency Kit?
If there are items that may be used to help prevent or slow down a leak, spill or eliminate a problem, include them in your emergency kit.
Compared to the price of your spray rig, a good nozzle set is relatively inexpensive. Don't gamble on worn nozzles or the wrong type.
Weather And Environmental Considerations
Try to avoid spraying when there is very low cloud cover. Vapors have a good chance of collecting and moving off-site.
Properly Winterize Your Sprayer
Rinse. Repeat. Dispose of the rinsate properly and avoid puddles. Once the tank is clean, check equipment again for leaks or holes before putting it away for the winter.
The Bottom Line: Get The Most Out Of Your Sprayer
This free report offers you an in-depth look at a wide range of strategies that you should be performing to minimize drift, avoid accidents, and keep your sprayer equipment running smoothly.
There is help in preparing your sprayer, minimizing damage to non-target crops and ensuring proper sprayer clean-up. Download our free report: Best Practices for Spraying.
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