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California Almonds: Airblast vs. Electrostatic Rigs – Is there a Difference?

California Almonds: Airblast vs. Electrostatic Rigs – Is there a Difference?

👤By David Doll, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Jul 6, 2016

Hull-split sprays have began across the southern valley. These sprays are made to protect the crop from the infestation by Navel Orangeworm.

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Flint on Crops: Is Yield Enhancement Justified in Soybeans?

Flint on Crops: Is Yield Enhancement Justified in Soybeans?

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University 🕔Jul 4, 2016

Our Mississippi summer is a tough time to be out in fields in mid-afternoon with a sweep net or drop cloth scouting for insects. But that’s where a lot of us have been the last few days. The information that

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Ohio: 5 Tips to Reduce Spray Drift

Ohio: 5 Tips to Reduce Spray Drift

👤By Erdal Ozkan, Ohio State University 🕔Jun 21, 2016

Due to concerns for production costs, safety, and the environment, it is important to maximize the pesticide deposit on the target. One of the major problems challenging pesticide applicators is spray drift, which is defined as movement of pesticides by

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Georgia Cotton: UGA Studying Effectiveness of Chemigation System

Georgia Cotton: UGA Studying Effectiveness of Chemigation System

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia 🕔Jun 17, 2016

Pesticide application through center pivot irrigation systems, called “chemigation,” could allow Georgia cotton growers to treat multiple fields while lowering application costs and minimizing exposure to chemicals. University of Georgia entomologist Michael Toews is studying the efficacy of this method.

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Nebraska: Drift from Early Sprays Increase Tree Damage Reports

Nebraska: Drift from Early Sprays Increase Tree Damage Reports

👤By Ben Beckman, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔May 23, 2016

Take steps to avoid unintended targets. This year’s wet and windy spring has put field and yard work behind schedule throughout much of Nebraska — especially in areas where replanting will be needed due to heavy rains, wind, or hail. Applicators

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Spray Season: Which Nozzles Do You Really Need?

Spray Season: Which Nozzles Do You Really Need?

👤By Erdal Ozkan, Ohio State University 🕔Apr 19, 2016

This is the time of the year you must complete shopping for nozzles because the spraying season is just around the corner. Although nozzles are some of the least expensive components of a sprayer, they hold a high value in

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Mississippi: Pesticide Calibration Made Easy

Mississippi: Pesticide Calibration Made Easy

👤From Mississippi State University Extension 🕔Mar 9, 2016

Proper calibration of agricultural pesticide application equipment can mean the difference in control or failure of a pesticide against the targeted pest and potentially thousands of dollars of savings.

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Georgia: Complaints of Pesticide Drift Decrease in ’15

Georgia: Complaints of Pesticide Drift Decrease in ’15

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia 🕔Feb 17, 2016

Complaints over off-target movement of chemical applications went down 48 percent from 2014 to 2015, but Georgia farmers must better understand the factors that influence drift, according to University of Georgia weed scientist Stanley Culpepper. Culpepper, a world-renowned researcher based

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Texas: Pesticide Training Meeting, Menard, Oct. 7

Texas: Pesticide Training Meeting, Menard, Oct. 7

👤By Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Sep 23, 2015

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Menard County Soil and Water Conservation District will conduct an educational training on pesticides from 8 a.m.-3:25 p.m. Oct. 7. The training will be at the Murchison-Whitehead Complex on U.S. Highway 190 in

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Tennessee Cotton: 4 Insect Strategies for Mid to Late Bloom

Tennessee Cotton: 4 Insect Strategies for Mid to Late Bloom

👤By Scott Stewart, University of Tennessee 🕔Jul 15, 2015

Most of the insect action in cotton is still centered around plant bugs with some stink bugs in the mix. The last week of July and the first week of August is often the time we start seeing a few bollworm in

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