.All my agriculture peeps and farmer will get this..
But as I sit here tonight reading all the cancellations and everything going on! This is getting crazy with the coronavirus and wish we had a cure already!
So many people scared nervous, not used to change, wondering about food, toliet paper etc!
Farmers face problems everyday(most beyond there control), and have to find alternative routes to help there crops whether it be drought, a pest, finances, weather etc.
ESPICALLY WEEDS WHICH YOU KNOW is very important when it comes to your crops!
But they find ways to overcome or accept the challenge, they are the ones who worry so much about how they are going to keep the farm running that’s feeding YOU AND THE REST OF THE WORLD!
So my crazy thought for tonight, IS A JOKE
but really dicamba kills many things as herbicide!
It’s it’s job!
Weeds affect yield.. and many more things
But tonight’s post is talking a little bit about
A little knowledge about dicamba though as a herbicide!
•Group 4 MOA(mode of action).
•When spraying you should use a course or ultra course nozzle to apply! The nozzle should be a low drift nozzle! Dicamba is highly volatile.
•There are many plants and crops that are highly sensitive to this herbicide like tomato plants, grapes, tobacco, soybeans(but you can get a resistant variety).
Many rules and regulations such as:
•wind speed must but at 3-10 mph but no higher than 10.
•keeping record of spray applications.
- wind speed/direction, temperature.
•nozzles have to be approved for spraying dicamba.
•boom height needs to be as close to plant as you can get to prevent drift.
•Time of day- not before sunrise and not after sundown.
Applicator needs to be aware of his/her surroundings, big lawsuits and damage could be a factor if not careful.
Most of all you have to take trainings and get a license to use this product!
Just some regulations farmers and applicators have to follow!
Just a little informational post and something to think about and another reason to be thankful for farmers!
Stay tuned for tomorrows blog
For a challenge many farmers are about to face and are currently facing!
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.