Thursday, August 11, 2011

Calibrating Equipment for Aquatic Herbicide Application by F.M. Fishel. PI 236 (2011)

New publication available from UF-IFAS Extension:


by F.M. Fishel, professor, Agronomy Department, and director, Pesticide Information Office, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611.


Calibration is the process of measuring and adjusting equipment performance. Before applying herbicides in aquatic environments, the primary application equipment that must be calibrated includes granular spreaders, boom sprayers, handheld sprayer guns, and direct metering systems. The two primary reasons to calibrate application equipment are 1) to ensure that the correct amount of pesticide is applied and 2) to determine the amount of pesticide and water needed to correctly apply the pesticide to the desired area….

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