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Adjuvants 101: Emulsifying Agents for Pesticide Use

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Emulsifying Agents for Pesticide Use

Whenever pesticides are used, the desire is that the pest is controlled as efficiently as possible. This means that the constituents of the pesticide spray mixture must be formulated properly and are compatible within the mixture to do the job as desired.   A good understanding of the chemicals in the pesticide spray mixture is […]

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How Surfactants Affect Spray Droplet Size

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spray droplets formed because of high surface tension

The general goal in spraying for pest control is to get good coverage of the target pest. Thereafter, retention and spread of the pesticide on pest surface, penetration of pest surface, and a high level of pest control. Ideally, good coverage of the target pest is required for good control when using pesticides. However, good […]

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Ten Problematic Aquatic Plants to Watch in 2022

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Ten Problematic Aquatic Plants to Watch in 2022

Aquatic ecosystems are vital resources for all forms of life on earth. They are compose of freshwater and marine habitats and support a wide range of plant and animal species.  As we seek to conserve our vital water resources, we are forced to confront the major threats to Earth’s aquatic systems. Four threats are widely […]

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Limonene: An Environmentally Safe Compound for Pest Control

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Limonene: An Environmentally Safe Compound for Pest Control

Pesticides are applied intentionally to the environment by people for the purpose of improving environmental quality for humans, domesticated animals, and plants. Despite the fears and real problems they create, pesticides are partly responsible for the physical well-being enjoyed by most people all over the world. In particular, pesticides are credited for making an important […]

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Control of Woody Vegetation in Rights of Way

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electricity, road, and railway rights of way (ROW)

Rights of way (ROW) is a term used for land that is set aside for the transportation of humans, goods, and energy (roads, railways, and electricity). Though being difficult to accurately estimate, the total acreage of ROW in the United States encompasses over 4 million miles of roads, 140,000 miles of railways, and 160,000 miles […]

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Why is Irrigation System Cleaning Necessary?

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Why is Irrigation System Cleaning Necessary?

At the end of every growing season, farmers put away most of the tools of their trade, make repairs to some that need it, while others are simply cleaned and left in place until the next season.  Tractors, harvesters, and similar equipment may be stored during the winter months or perhaps repaired prior to storage.  […]