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Author(s):Klein, Robert N.
Author Affiliation:University of Nebraska, North Platte, Nebraska
Title:Teaching calibration of sprayers (also seeders)
Section:Teaching and technology transfer
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Meeting Info.:Colorado Springs, Colorado: March 9-11, 2004
Source:Proceedings of the Western Society of Weed Science. Vol. 57, 2004, p. 78.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Newark, CA: Western Society of Weed Science
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Sprayer calibration; Sprayers; Seeders; Application rates; Application methods
Abstract/Contents:"Applying the correct rate of a product is an important part of obtaining good results with both seeders and pesticide sprayers. With seeders, too little seed reduces crop yields and increases weeds while too much seed increases costs and may reduce yields. With a pesticide application, too little product can mean poor control, while too much can mean crop injury, extra costs and possible residue on the crop and/or carryover. Many methods can be used to calibrate sprayers, including the ounce calibration and formula-based methods. With the ounce calibration method, 1/128 of an acre is sprayed and the spray is collected. When measured in ounces, the amount collected would be equal to the number of gallons applied per acre since there are 128 ounces in a gallon. Other methods involve using formulas which need to be remembered or recorded for easy use. These methods also may require converting some of the information you have. The methods discussed here are simple relationships and do not require remembering formulas. However, you do need a general understanding of cross multiplication. The important thing is to be consistent: if [If] you put an item on the top of an equation on one side, the same item also goes on the top of the other side."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Klein, R. N. 2004. Teaching calibration of sprayers (also seeders). Proc. West. Soc. Weed Sci. 57:p. 78.
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