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Airblast Sprayer Calibration Workshop




Event Details

Airblast Sprayer Calibration Workshop
Event Offers DEC Credits

Date

July 9, 2024

Time

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Location

Samascott Orchards (Farm location, not market)
5 Sunset Ave
Kinderhook, NY 12106

Cost

Per Farm : $20.00

Host

Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture


Airblast Sprayer Calibration Workshop



Tuesday, July 9 - Airblast Sprayer Calibration Workshop - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Samascott Orchards, 5 Sunset Ave, Kinderhook, NY 12106

DEC Pesticide applicator recertification credits will be available

$20 per farm - Pre-registration required  (Please include the number of people attending in the registration...space is limited)

University of New Hampshire Extension Field Specialist Emeritus, George Hamilton will demonstrate the importance of and best techniques to calibrate air blast sprayers. Proper calibration will ensure effective, efficient, economical and legal spraying.  Inadequate spray coverage is usually the cause of poor spray efficacy and additional spray applications. Overuse of some sprays results in unhealthy residues and can lead to fines.

Calibration should be done several times each season, or when you incorporate any new equipment or repairs - from the tractor to the nozzle.  Join us for a refresher or send new employees for training.  This workshop is open for any grower that relies on an airblast sprayer to deliver plant protectants to fruit or vegetable crops. 

 Agenda

3:00 pm - Welcome and Introductions

3:10 pm - Why are you Spraying and Benefits of Calibrating

3:20 pm - Calibration Factors Affecting Application Rate

3:35 pm - Pre-Calibration

3:45 pm - Sprayer Maintenance

4:00 pm - Calibration Notes

4:10 pm - Calibration Demonstration (water sensitive paper deployment exercise included)

4:30 pm - How to evaluate success - Understand deposition

4:55 pm - Q&A 5:00 pm - Adjourn

 



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