Category Archives: Ask the Application Specialists

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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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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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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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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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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PREPARE YOUR SPRAYER APPLICATION LOOPS FOR WINTER

Your Apache Sprayer has worked hard during the growing season to perform a critical role. Now, it’s time to make sure it’s prepared for a winter nap, so when it’s time to spray next season, your machine is ready to go.   Winterizing your sprayer is important to keep your sprayer functioning optimally in the […]

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