Sponsored: Thorough Sprayer Cleanout Is Essential for Avoiding Contamination and Crop Damage

June 27, 2018 - Essential Water

Herbicide repairs to receptive crops took core theatre in 2017. Many factors can lead to stand injury, though sprayer decay is one each rancher can control.

Proper sprayer cleanout helps equivocate unintended stand injury. It should not be overlooked, says David Hillger, Enlist™ margin specialist.

“An critical partial of stewardship of any herbicide record is always being prepared for focus of a subsequent product,” Hillger explains. “After we finish your final field, purify a sprayer immediately since dusty herbicide residues are harder to get out of a sprayer.

“Thorough cleanout of a mist tank and nozzles is a initial step to minimize a intensity for sprayer decay and repairs to receptive crops. Many smaller, reduction manifest sprayer tools also come in hit with a herbicide. These contingency be entirely cleaned, as well. Don’t disremember hoses, screens, filters, pumps and passed ends on a boom.”

Additionally, remember to keep other equipment, such as pumps, purify when switching to a subsequent product.

Take time, triple-rinse

Triple-rinsing a sprayer and a components is a contingency after requesting Enlist Duo® or Enlist One™ herbicide to any stand other than glyphosate-tolerant corn. This helps safeguard any remaining Enlist herbicides are private from a system.

Rinse 1: Be certain to rinse a tank walls.

  1. Drain a mist complement (including lines and boom) for no reduction than 5 minutes.
  2. Fill a tank with purify H2O to during slightest 10 percent of a tank’s sum H2O volume. The incomparable a sprayer tank, a some-more H2O we will need.
  3. Circulate purify H2O by a complement for during slightest 15 minutes.
  4. Spray out a rinse resolution by a boom/nozzles.          

Rinse 2:

  1. Completely empty a mist system, including lines and booms. Remember: Spray resolution can be tough to empty from low-lying hoses and a passed ends of sprayer booms. Loosen and mislay hoses and finish caps to empty if needed.
  2. Remove and purify all filters and strainers.
  3. Fill a tank with purify H2O to during slightest 10 percent of a tank’s sum H2O volume.
  4. If desired, supplement a blurb tank cleaner. Several products are certified for use with Enlist Duo herbicide.
  5. Circulate purify H2O by a complement for during slightest 15 minutes.
  6. Leave a resolution in a complement for several hours. Overnight is preferable if time allows.
  7. Spray out a rinse resolution by a boom/nozzles.

Rinse 3:

  1. Completely empty a mist system, including lines and booms.
  2. Fill a tank with purify H2O to during slightest 10 percent of a tank’s sum H2O volume.
  3. Circulate H2O by a complement for during slightest 15 minutes.
  4. Spray out a rinse resolution by a boom/nozzles.
  5. Completely empty a mist system, and afterwards mislay and purify a projection tips and strainers separately.

Single-rinse before spraying glyphosate-resistant corn

After requesting Enlist Duo® or Enlist One™ herbicide, a elementary single-rinse is all that is required when your subsequent focus will be over glyphosate-tolerant corn. Use a stairs listed in “Rinse 1” above.

After these steps, we can use your sprayer to request a suitable herbicides to glyphosate-resistant corn.

“Reading a herbicide label, being prepared and scrupulously cleaning a sprayer between applications of opposite herbicides will assistance we equivocate stand repairs from herbicide decay of a equipment,” Hillger says.

For some-more information about a Enlist system, hit your internal ag retailer, Dow AgroSciences sales deputy or Enlist™ margin specialist. Visit Enlist.com for profitable information, such as a product used guides and labels for Enlist Duo® and Enlist One™.

®™Trademark of The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) or E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (“DuPont”) or dependent companies of Dow or DuPont. Enlist Duo and Enlist One herbicides are not purebred for sale or use in all states or counties. Contact your state insecticide regulatory group to establish if a product is for sale or use in your area. Enlist Duo and Enlist One herbicides are a usually 2,4-D products certified for use in Enlist crops. Always review and follow tag directions. ©2018 Dow AgroSciences LLC.

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