Spray Clinic Scheduled for March 6th in Syracuse

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If applying pesticides, it is important to do the best job as possible and reduce the potential for spray drift, especially on sensitive crops in the area where you will be spaying pesticides.  Nebraska Extension is conducting a spray clinic at the Kimmel Ag Expo Building at 198 Plum St. in Syracuse on March 6th. The program will start at 11:30 a.m., with lunch being provided by area sponsors. By attending this spray clinic, you will be a better prepared spray applicator according to Greg Kruger, Weed Science and Pesticide Application Technology Specialist from North Platte, NE, who will be conducting this clinic. Greg runs the Pesticide Application Technology Laboratory at the University of Nebraska West Central Research and Extension Center 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 enhanced stewardship needed

with Dicamba and 2,4‐D.

  • New spray nozzles recommendations and

better control of Marestail, Waterhemp and

Palmer Amaranth.

  • 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.
  • How to manage tank mixtures and spray adjuvants that can change droplet size.

A clinic was held last year in Crete, NE in Saline County and participants were so impressed with the clinic that they are having a more advanced clinic this year.

Please register by Friday, March 2, 2018 by contacting

Nebraska Extension in Nemaha County, phone (402) 274‐4755.

Cost of the clinic is $20/person.

Make checks payable to: University of Nebraska‐Lincoln

Mail to: Nemaha County Extension, 1824 N St, Ste 102, Auburn NE 68305

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