April 18, 2014

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Accurately using small quantities of pesticides

Lindie Huffman, Agriculture and Natural Resources

Backpack and handheld sprayers are often used around the farm or home to treat small areas or a few infested trees. However, most pesticide labels focus on mixing and applying pesticide in quantities that far exceed the sizes of common backpack and handheld sprayers. As a result, accurate conversions must be made to avoid a spray mix or application rate that could result in a treatment that is either stronger than recommended or too weak to be effective.