Application Equipment and Calibration
When pesticide applications become necessary for good turf management, it's important to understand how application equipment works and how to properly calibrate the equipment. An accurate measurement of the area to be treated and properly calibrated equipment are critical to applying pesticides within an acceptable range of the label requirements. This course will discuss the most common types of equipment used for pesticide applications on turf, the way to calculate the area of an irregularly shaped space, and how to properly calculate the flow rate of the equipment.
After completing this course participants will be able to:
- Describe the different types of equipment used in pesticide applications
- Accurately calculate the square footage of irregular areas
- Accurately calibrate common application equipment
Chapter 1 – Application Equipment
- Spray Output Equipment
- Applying Pesticides
- Application Techniques
Chapter 2 – Calibration
- Application Calculations
- Divide and Calculate
- Offset Line Method
- When to Calibrate
- Liquid Spray Equipment
- Calibrating Small Sprayers
- Calibrating Showerhead Sprayers
- Calibrating Spray Equipment
- Ounce-to-Gallon Method
- Granular Equipment
- Calibration Steps
Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.
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