Pesticide Spray Clinic March 6 in Syracuse

Pesticide Spray Clinic March 6 in Syracuse February 23, 2018

Nebraska Extension is conducting a spray clinic at the Kimmel Ag Expo Building at 198 Plum St. in Syracuse on March 6. The program will start at 11:30 a.m., with lunch being provided by area sponsors. 

Greg Kruger at sprayer training
Figure 1. Greg Kruger, Nebraska Extension weed science and pesticide application technology specialist, demonstrating nozzle spray pattern differences at another Nebraska Extension training event.
Additional Sprayer Applicator Clinic March 7

If you can't make this clinic, Kruger will also be conducting a Sprayer Applicator Clinic Wednesday, March 7, in the 4-H Exhibition Bldg, in Crete's Tuxedo Park. Register by March 1.

Greg Kruger, Nebraska Extension weed science and pesticide application technology specialist, will be conducting the clinic to help participants become better prepared spray applicators. Kruger manages the Pesticide Application Technology Laboratory at the University of Nebraska West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte where pesticides and spray adjuvants are tested and evaluated for drift in a wind tunnel.  The mobile pesticide application laboratory will be set up in Syracuse for use at the clinic.

Participants at the clinic will

  • learn about the enhanced stewardship needed with Dicamba and 2,4‐D;
  • learn about spray nozzles recommendations and how to achieve better control of marestail, waterhemp and Palmer amaranth;
  • view hands‐on demonstrations with a miniature wind tunnel, a spray table equipped with lighting, pulse width modulation and other current technologies (depending on group size);
  • gain a better understanding of the importance of wind speed, wind direction, boom height, droplet size, and distance to sensitive areas with a particular nozzle selection.
  • learn simple things that can be done to mitigate drift incidences; and
  • learn how to manage tank mixtures and spray adjuvants that can change droplet size.

Registration

Register by Friday, March 2 by contacting Nebraska Extension in Nemaha County at  (402) 274‐4755. Cost of the clinic is $20 per person. Make checks payable to University of Nebraska‐Lincoln and mail with registration information to Nemaha County Extension, 1824 N St, Ste 102, Auburn 68305