Nozzle Calibration Aids Weed Control

 

Dr. Richard Bonanno speaks on Weed Control

Dr. Richard Bonanno speaks on Weed Control

Calibrate, Calibrate, Calibrate!

Dr. Richard Bonanno, Extension and GAP Educator with UMass Extension Agricultural and Landscape Program, in Amherst, Massachusetts recommends careful boom and nozzle calibration.

Each spring equipment and nozzles should be calibrated using a tank of water. Spray for 30 seconds into a cup to check volume and/or drive the planned speed over paper calibration cards randomly spaces through the rows to check spray and drip patterns. [more]

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About Sanne Kure-Jensen

Sanne Kure-Jensen is a frequent contributor to Country Folks, Country Folks Grower and Wine & Grape Grower bringing regional and national attention to agriculture in RI and across southern New England. She has also written for newsletters of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), Holistic Management International (HMI), RI Beekeepers Association and RI Tree Council. Read Sanne’s work at her Sustainable Living page at examiner.com. Sanne has written successful grant applications for alternative energy projects, staff and board training, products and services. Clients include agricultural businesses, farm stand/markets and non-profit organizations. Recent successful grant projects include a $90,000 USDA Rural Development‘s Rural Energy For America Program (REAP), $10,000 Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Farmer and $20,000 Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG). Sanne is the part-time Administrator for NOFA/RI, a Rhode Island Certified Horticulturist and beekeeper. She is a NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional and has lectured across southern New England on Beekeeping, Native Pollinators and Ecological Landscape Design. Learn more about the NOFA’s Land Care programs or contact Sanne for a garden consultation through the NOFA/RI website.
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