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April 21, 2020

Canceled: Demonstrating Sprayers for Specialty Crops


Noble Research Institute, Entry 2
Protected Ag Demo Area
2510 Sam Noble Parkway
Ardmore, OK 73401


1 pm - 5 pm

Registration Fee

CANCELED: In response to the developing COVID-19 situation, Noble Research Institute has canceled this event. 

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Level 1: Essentials


General Overview

There is more to effective chemical weed and pest control than meets the eye. To achieve your desired results, you’ll need to select the right sprayer for the job, pay attention to sprayer calibration and use chemicals properly.

During this field day, you will learn about the various types of sprayers available and have the opportunity to see some of them in operation. This course is designed to provide specialty crop growers with a basic understanding of the equipment and skills required to apply pesticides effectively, efficiently and safely.

What You Will Learn:
  • How sprayers of all sizes work (through demonstration)
  • How to read pesticide labels
  • How to calibrate different types of sprayers
  • How to obtain a pesticide license
  • How to choose and maintain sprayer nozzles
  • How to mix pesticides safely
  • How to use personal protective equipment (PPE)
How You Will Learn:
  • In-field discussion
  • Hands-on demonstration
  • Q&A
Who Should Attend:
  • Backyard gardeners
  • Market gardeners
  • Hoop house growers
  • Fruit growers
  • Pecan growers
What You Should Bring:
  • Outdoor weather-appropriate attire
Related Courses:
  • Ensuring Food Safety for Specialty Crops
  • Irrigating and Fertilizing Specialty Crops
  • Building a Better Hoop House
  • Demonstrating Irrigation Systems for Specialty Crops
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