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Best Practices for Effective and Efficient Pesticide Application
for the job. Sprayer operation parameters: application rate, spray pressure, ground speed Type of ... determine the appropriate size of that nozzle size that provides the application rates (gal / acre) ... during the spraying season. Some may argue that most sprayers are now equipped with sophisticated rate ...
Choosing Spray Nozzles for Trainers and Supervisors
help reduce spray drift. Flow regulation affects the application rate. Nozzle opening size and spray ... pressure affect the flow rate through nozzles. These factors can be varied by selecting a different nozzle ... Opening size and spray pressure affect flow rate through the nozzle. Droplet size varies due to pressure, ...
Soil Acidity and Liming for Agronomic Production
acidity produced by application of various nitrogen fertilizers (nitrogen rate of 100 lb N/A) (adapted ... from Havlin et al., 1999). Fertilizer source Fertilizer source application rate (lb/A Equivalent lbs of ... soils (clay) typically require higher rates of lime than coarse textured soils (sands). Soils that have ...
Advancements in Technology for Reduction of Pesticides Used in Orchards and Vineyards
happened more than four decades ago: a rate controller on a sprayer. These gadgets enabled sprayer ... operators to keep the application rate constant, regardless of changes in ground speed. They are now ... orchards and vineyards variable-rate application technology site-specific application of pesticides This ...
Herbicide Programs for non-GMO Soybeans
residual (PRE) herbicides at full recommended rates in the spring before soybeans emerge, to reduce weed ... dicamba, a low rate of Canopy/Cloak EX/DF, or another ALS product (Basis, etc.). This should be followed by ... soybean herbicide effectiveness ratings (see Tables 13 to 16). Ratings of 8 or 9 indicate “control,” and ...
Scoring Cows Can Improve Profits
condition can surface in several ways: Prolonged post-partum anestrus Reduced conception rates requiring ... pregnancy rates of 60 percent and lower. Moderate: The ideal range for BCS is 5 through 7. Cows in this ... range are moderate in body fatness and typically have pregnancy rates over 70 percent. Fat: BCS scores ...
Grants and Low-Interest Loans for Ohio Small Farms
will generally have the highest interest rates. Lines of credit offer more flexibility in borrowing and ... lower interest rates and the farm can be pre-approved for a set amount, with some limitations on ... When considering any loan, farmers need to carefully read the terms, identify the interest rate, and ...
Safe Use of Jacks for Trainers and Supervisors
Compare the rated capacity of the jack to the weight of the load to be lifted to ensure that the jack can ... equipment, then set the brakes and block the wheels. Do not overload the jack. Check allowable load ratings ... of your body underneath a jack-raised vehicle. Review These Important Points Check the jack rating ...
Selecting the Right Type and Size of Nozzles for Effective Spraying in Orchards and Vineyards
minimize spray drift, and allow compliance with label requirements such as the application rate (gallons ... a desired flow rate, spray angle, and spray pattern (Figure 5a and 5b). The flow rate of the nozzle is ... a greater flow rate and bigger droplet size at the same pressure. Figure 7. Cores with slanted holes that ...
Corn Yield Response to Damage from Strong Storms
stage (rating of 2.7; Figure 3). This could reduce pollen production in the event the entire field was ... Milk (R3) Soft dough (R4) % Rating (1 –3)‡ 50 4 6 1.2 100 2 3 2.7 50 12 ... A relationship between seeding rate and root lodging was observed. Increasing the seeding rate by 1,000 seeds per ...