Calibration Clinic – Pesticide Sprayers and Spreaders | Arizona Approval #20636

$24.00

1 credit: Agricultural
1 credit: Pest Management Division
Proper application of pesticides and fertilizers on turfgrass is only possible with accurately calibrated equipment. These lessons discuss the calibration of three types of application equipment: handheld or back-pack pump-up sprayers, large acreage sprayers, and fertilizer or “dry-granular” spreaders as well as several different calibration techniques.
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Calibration Clinic – Pesticide Sprayers and Spreaders


Course Description

Proper application of pesticides and fertilizers on turfgrass is only possible with accurately calibrated equipment. These lessons discuss the calibration of three types of application equipment: handheld or back-pack pump-up sprayers, large acreage sprayers, and fertilizer or “dry-granular” spreaders as well as several different calibration techniques.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Explain the strengths and weaknesses of the baby bottle and the 5940 calibration methods
  • Describe the steps to calibrate a boom sprayer
  • Describe the steps to calibrate a granular broadcast spreader

Chapter 1 

Lesson 1

  • Calibration of Equipment
  • Sprayer Calibration
    • Proper PPE
  • Pump-Up Sprayer
  • Broadcast Sprayer
  • 5940 Calibration Method
  • Nozzles

Lesson 2 

  • Calculations
    • Gallons Per Minute (GPM)
    • Gallons Per Acre (GPA)
  • The 1/128th Method – Baby Bottle Method

Lesson 3

  • Broadcast Spreader Calibration

Final Assessment


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