Author Archives: Team Apache

Herbicide Buying Tips: Learn From Past Wins and Losses

Account for what’s worked and buy smart to sustain herbicide efficacy. Every growing season presents its own unique challenges. A weed that hammers a crop one year may not make so much as a minor appearance in the same fields the following year. With such variability in potential weed pressures from year to year, herbicide […]

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G&J Ag: Reintroducing Apache Sprayers to Southeast Missouri

Longtime dealers; maintenance technicians see Apache Sprayers as a good fit for variety of farm operations A lot of farmers around Oak Ridge, Missouri, know Tim Johnson and Duane Green. And now, the business partners are bringing a familiar name back to the area’s machinery sector. Johnson and Green operate and manage G&J Ag in […]

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Grauer Repair Service offers Oregon farmers the ‘simplistic elegance’ of Apache Sprayers

Family-owned Willamette Valley company becomes PNW region’s newest Apache Sprayers dealer. Oregon’s Willamette Valley is world-renowned for Pinot Noir made from its more than 19,000 acres of vineyards in the area stretching from Portland to Eugene. The area is rich in agriculture beyond wine grapes with high volumes of filberts and grass crops — that […]

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Unique Spraying Challenges in 2019

So, you planted late. Now what? Whether you planted late due to the weather or didn’t get your crops all in the ground at all this spring, you’re likely going to face some unique weed control and spraying challenges as your crops race toward maturation and the highest potential yield. If you were able to […]

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Testimonial: The AS640 Makes a Tough Year Easier

Months of excessive moisture ups the ante for the new AS640. Kenneth Hiser grows corn, soybeans and wheat in the “dead center of Kentucky,” near the small town of Big Clifty. He’s faced a challenge that is common for many farmers in 2019: Excessive moisture starting in early spring and persisting through the early summer […]

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Herbicide Resistance: 5 Things to Know

Know your weeds, herbicides for effective control, minimal resistance. Herbicide resistance is costly and difficult to control. Once herbicide-resistant weeds are in your fields, they necessitate major changes in crop management and continued vigilance so they won’t return. Understanding herbicide resistance is a good first step in employing management strategies to prevent the conditions conducive […]

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Late to the field? Your herbicide application rates may be affected

How timing affects herbicide application rates A wet start to crop planting and growing seasons — like the one farmers in many parts of the country have faced this year — has created several herbicide application issues that could lead to weed control challenges later on. Excessive moisture in the form of both snow and […]

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SPRAY SAFE WITH THE CORRECT PROTECTIVE GEAR

The chemical label is your friend — determine the right PPE to spray safe. Anyone accustomed to spraying herbicides knows the job has inherent dangers, especially when working with chemicals with a higher toxicity. Ensuring you’re protected for the job is essential before beginning any spraying task. In many situations, experienced operators know the necessity […]

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Reflecting on a decade of serving farmers

Patrick Casey talks information, customer service focus He’s had what many in agriculture would consider an unconventional path to his leadership role with one of the fastest-growing sprayer manufacturers in North America. But Patrick Casey, who’s retiring this spring after almost a decade with Equipment Technologies (ET), has found a home with the maker of […]

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Cover crops and no-till: The business case for healthy soil practices

Owning your own sprayer plays a major role in your no-till and cover crop success Farmer balances soil health, high productivity with these two systems Weed control is an increasing priority for many crop farmers today, especially with rising concerns about herbicide resistance in fields around North America. Just as high of a priority for […]

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