Pesticide Application

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Using the 'Guide for Weed, Disease and Insect Management in Nebraska' (EC-130) for Information on Post Herbicide Application

May 26, 2021
This article reviews topics listed in the 2021 Weed Guide on Pesticide Application.

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Farm Stat, a new online tool, allows producers or agronomists to specify how many treatments and replications their unique study had and then enter their data for a complete statistical analysis of variance, which can be saved as a PDF.

New Online ‘Farm Stat’ Tool Allows Farmers and Agronomists to Easily Analyze Data from Their Own On-Farm Research

March 12, 2021
Created by the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network, Farm Stat is a free program that enables growers and agronomists to easily run statistical analysis of their own research studies.

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Private Pesticide Training Offered by Zoom

February 4, 2021
Northeastern and Northcentral Nebraska residents have several options for private pesticide applicator training sessions throughout March and April.

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Chemigation Certification Training Set in Scottsbluff, Sidney, Bridgeport, Alliance

February 2, 2021
Producers who plan to apply crop nutrients and pesticides through irrigation systems during 2021, or need to renew their permits, can attend one of many in-person training sessions scheduled for locations throughout Nebraska. 

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Potential Respirator Shortage Due to COVID-19

April 16, 2020
Personal protective equipment (PPE) may be in short supply, regionally or nationally, in the 2020 growing season. What can people in Ag industry do to prepare?

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2020 FAQ for RUP Dicamba Herbicides (FeXapan™, Engenia®, XtendiMax® and Tavium®)

December 17, 2019
This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) addresses grower questions on dicamba training, record keeping, and application for the 2020 crop season. Additional training is required for all applicators of restricted use dicamba products.

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Spray Quality: How It Affects Pesticide Efficacy and Drift

December 13, 2019

Spray quality refers to the Internationally Standardized Droplet Size Classification (ASABE S572.1). In this standard, the droplet size spectrum produced by a nozzle is classified as extremely fine, very fine, fine, medium, coarse, very coarse, extremely coarse, and ultra coarse, which describes the spray coverage and spray drift associated with the droplet size.

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8 Points to Success With Postemergence Herbicide Applications

June 19, 2019
Many crop fields did not get the early-season residual herbicides they usually would, placing a heavier reliance on post-emergence programs this year. Following these eight guidelines can help assure safe, effective POST applications that minimize the potential for off-site contamination.

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