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Why is Irrigation System Cleaning Necessary?

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.  […]

The ABCs of Tank Mixing Pesticides

The ABCs of Tank Mixing Pesticides

A common practice in crop protection is tank mixing pesticides and other agrichemicals such as adjuvants, fertilizers, biostimulants, and plant growth regulators. Promoted as an efficient way to apply inputs to crops, tank mixing is a routine procedure for most farmers. Reasons for tank mixing pesticides with other agrochemicals Reduce crop damage and soil compaction […]

pH Adjustments – Optimizing the Performance of Weak Acid Herbicides

pH adjustments: Working with weak acid chemistries

Whenever you drive around the Midwest in the middle of summer, you will likely see acres and acres of weed-free crop fields scattered all over. Perhaps, you will be thinking how wonderful herbicides are and that when they are applied … voilá … the result is perfectly clean fields. But sometimes you come across some […]

Cattail and Phragmites Control With Herbicide and Adjuvants

Cattail and Phragmites Control With Herbicide and Adjuvants

For many of us, cattails are those nice-looking plants we see in roadside ditches or on the edges of water bodies. The floral head is distinct, and one cannot help but admire these plants. Phragmites plants, however, though distinct in stature, are not so easy to appreciate. The plants can grow to be over 15 […]

Tips on How to use Diquat Herbicide on Lakes and Ponds

Tips on How to use Diquat Herbicide on Lakes and Ponds

We often see lakes and ponds as we drive around the country from place to place but probably don’t realize how vital these bodies of water are to our livelihoods. Here you are about to know how to use diquat herbicide for our lakes and ponds. Much like the air we breathe, lakes and ponds are […]

Land Management Principles To Know

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What is Land Management? Land is a resource that encompasses the natural resources used in production. Within this context, land is what nature provides, which includes minerals, forest products, and water.  While many of nature’s resources are renewable, they are by no means exhaustible and that is where management is needed. Simply stated, land management […]

Preventing Algae Blooms from Taking Over Ponds and Lakes

Preventing Algae Blooms from Taking Over Ponds and Lakes

While driving around during the summer anywhere in the United States you will likely see some ponds and lakes covered with a green or blue substance. On close examination, what you will see are green mats of algae floating on the surface of the pond or lake. What is algae? Here are some facts about […]

Best Practices of Utility Vegetation Management

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Almost everyone has at some point in their life experienced an electricity blackout. When a blackout occurs, it is usually sudden. Our reaction is to become annoyed due to the interruption of our favorite episode of a tv show, or that carefully planned dinner party you were having. It is unlikely that one would ever […]

Expert Guidelines On Pipe Degreasing and Maintenance

Expert Guidelines On Pipe Degreasing and Maintenance

There are two operating systems in agricultural production that must be kept well-maintained using a pipe degreaser for cleaning and maintenance of equipment and ensure the best outcomes. The two operating systems are for crop irrigation and pesticide application. Irrigation Irrigation is commonly used to supply water to a crop or other desired landscape, such […]

Modify Your Insecticide with Cide-Kick to Eliminate Any Disease

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The most serious challenge facing the citrus industry today is the citrus greening disease (huanglongbing or HLB). Every citrus producer has either experienced this disease or is wary of the devastating impact it can have on a citrus grove. Prior to its detection in North America, HLB was responsible for the destruction of several industriesin […]