Author Archives: Team Apache

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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Out of Options: 4 Tips for Spraying in Wet Fields

Originally published 2017 Updated April 2019 It’s been a long winter and that has brought on an extremely wet spring. You’ve waited and waited for your wet field to dry, but it hasn’t. Now weeds are starting to take up residence in your crops. Do you risk soil compaction by bringing your ag sprayer in […]

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Equipment Technologies 20-Year Spotlight: Jeff Goodman

From startup to industry leader: 20 years at Equipment Technologies Equipment Technologies was in many ways a startup when Jeff Goodman started with the company in January 1999. In the 20 years since, Goodman has been a big part of evolving the company’s production and manufacturing systems, as well as capabilities to meet growing demand […]

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Equipment Technologies 20-Year Spotlight: Carl McFarland

Carl McFarland: Celebrating 20 years of hard work and the right team If you’ve purchased, operated or worked on an Apache Sprayer in the last 20 years, there’s a good chance you’ve inspected some of Carl McFarland’s work. McFarland began working on the assembly line at Equipment Technologies in 1999 when the company’s manufacturing facility […]

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THE ESSENTIAL SECOND STEP IN SPRAYER WINTERIZATION

Ensuring your Apache Sprayer is thoroughly cleaned and free of any chemical residue is a major part of winterizing your machine. But, that’s just half of the equation when it comes to making sure your sprayer is ready for winter. Once all systems are free of chemical, it’s important to add antifreeze to prevent any […]

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DON’T NEGLECT THESE THREE COMPONENTS DURING SPRAYER WINTERIZATION

Though the major components of a sprayer – product system, rinse loop, agitation and inductor loops – deserve much of the attention during the winterization process, it’s important not to neglect other parts and components that are important to the machine’s operation during the growing season. And, the right winterization now can prevent costly and […]

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