UACES Facebook Pesticide application clinics set for February, March

Pesticide application clinics set for February, March

Feb. 5, 2018

By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture

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  • Workshops set for McGehee, Stuttgart, Brinkley, Newport, Paragould, Manila
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    DEMO - Jason Davis, right, extension spray technologist for the U of A System Division of Agriculture, with his demo rig at the Arkansas Rice Expo 2016.(U of A System Division of Agriculture image)
  • Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., program starts at 9 a.m.
  • Free nozzle testing offered
  • Info: Email Jason Davis at jdavis@uaex.edu.

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BATESVILLE, Ark. –  Six pesticide application workshops are scheduled between Feb. 27 and March 8, to prep farmers for the 2018 growing season. 

The workshops will be led by Jason Davis, extension application technologist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. There’s no cost to attend and three hours of CCA credit will be available. Contact Jason Davis by phone at (501)749-2077 or email at jdavis@uaex.edu. Registration at each workshop opens at 8:30 and the workshop will conclude with lunch.

“Producers and applicators alike are encouraged to attend to gain valuable information on how to be more productive and efficient in the field,” Davis said.

The schedule:

  • Feb. 27 - Men’s Center in McGehee
  • Feb. 28 - Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart
  • March 1 - Brinkley Community Center in Brinkley
  • March 6 – Arkansas State University-Newport in Newport
  • March 7 - Greene County Fairgrounds in Paragould
  • March 8 - Manila Municipal Airport in Manila.

The workshops will cover:

  • Update and discussion on new regulations
  • Primary and secondary movement of pesticides
  • Variables impacting pesticide volatility
  • Changes to worker protection standards
  • Temperature inversions: When to spray
  • Tank clean-out techniques and innovations
  • Multiple spray table nozzle demonstrations.

“As in years past, we will be conducting free nozzle tests,” Davis said. “Producers should bring three to five nozzles and caps from their equipment to be analyzed for percentage. This valuable testing has the potential to save a producer thousands of dollars in the upcoming spray season.”

To learn more about crop production, contact your county extension office or visit www.uaex.edu.

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system. 

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.  

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your county extension office as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. 

 

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu