Cleaning field sprayers to avoid crop injury (1999)
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Crop yield and quality depend on effective application of agricultural chemicals. Proper selection, use and maintenance of sprayers can save you money, improve the performance of the agrichemicals you use, and protect the environment. With the increased emphasis on custom application of herbicides, postemergence weed control, and use of herbicides that are active at low application rates, proper cleaning and maintenance of sprayers will be increasingly necessary to avoid injury to nontarget crop species. The objective of this publication is to present the appropriate cleanup procedures for sprayer equipment following the use of various herbicides in corn, soybean, wheat and cotton production.
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