September 27, 2012 | Field Extension Education Laboratory, Ames, Iowa
As glyphosate resistance continues to occur, custom and private applicators are encouraged to use herbicides with multiple sites of action for weed management. Using a wider array of herbicides demands proper use and stewardship. Efficacy for weed control and potential drift need to be balanced.
Applicators will view best practices to achieve effective and sustainable weed control while mitigating spray drift.
- In-field factors influencing coverage and drift
- Pressure and orifice effects on droplets of different nozzle styles
- Balancing coverage and drift for different pesticide applications
- Adjuvant and product influence on coverage and drift
As part of the spray technology clinic, Iowa State University (ISU) will offer the On Target Application Academy. Developed by BASF, Dr. Robert E. Wolf, Manager, Wolf Consulting & Research and Application Technology Specialist, and TeeJet Technologies, the On Target Application Academy is an opportunity providing growers extensive hands-on training of herbicide application best practices. Attendees will gain deeper understanding of new technologies to ensure on-target applications, better train co-workers and employees, maximize yields, protect input investments, and protect lifelong investments in their crops.
Continuing education credits
This program has been approved for 2.5 hours of pest management credit for Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs).
The clinics will be offered on September 27, 2012. Attendees have the option of attending either the morning or afternoon session. Content of each session is identical. A lunch will be served at noon for both groups. Registration is limited to 60 people in each session.
- Morning session: 9:00 am - 11:30 am.
- Lunch: 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
- Afternoon session: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Clinics will be held at the Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL), west of Ames, Iowa. FEEL features modern, air-conditioned classroom facilities and over 30 acres of crop production demonstration areas within walking distance. For more information about FEEL, please visit the facility webpage.
There is no fee to attend this program. However, advance registration by midnight, September 24 is required to assist with facility and materials preparation and meal counts. Registration includes class handouts, refreshments and noon lunch.
Please use the link below to begin the online registration process. Confirmation of registration will be sent via email. Please include a valid email address during the registration process.