How often do you calibrate your sprayer?
How often do you check your boom?
How often do you check your nozzles?
How often do you check the screen?
At what height do you run your boom?
How often do you switch out nozzles?
How often do you clean your tank out?
How often do you check the pump?
How often do you check the tank?
Do you take weather data when you spray?
What do you do with your old chemical jugs?
Do you wear gloves when handling the chemicals?
When spraying time comes around, sometimes things forget to be checked. We all know that when the spray conditions are right it is so important to get into the field as fast as you can. Because of Kentucky weather, we are limited to application timing especially on targeted weeds (referring to size of weeds when they are the easiest to manage) with herbicides, or when we are applying fungicide on a crop, at a certain stage. The Kentucky weather I am referring to the most is Rain and Wind, that keep us out of the field more than anything.
This is a sneak peak, about the next blog coming soon, and the questions will be answered and explained on why those things are IMPORTANT!
Hey, it's me again Catlin. Just wanted to give you a little more detail about what my plan is for " A Growers Granddaughters" blog. My intention is to keep you up to date on my life adventures in agriculture such as research projects, a little gardening, and my grandads farm,Lively H, which inspired me to pursue a career in agriculture. This blog is not only for you to read but also see all the behind the scenes on the farm, and educate you more on agriculture topics. If you have any questions, please comment, or email me, If there is a topic in agriculture you are unsure about, shoot me and email.