TechTour: Are Farmers Married to the Sprayer?

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again, the sprayer is really a multi-purpose tool on the modern farm. From pre-seed burn-off, to in-crop protection and fertility applications, to post-harvest, the sprayer rarely sits still on the farm. Because it’s involved throughout the entire growing season, the sprayer could potentially be a great place to gain time and add efficiency to your operation.

This first episode of the Tech Tour is focused on exactly that concept. Shaun Haney, found of and the host of the DowAgroSciences TechTour, sat down with Steve Larocque, agronomist and farmer from Alberta, to talk about the role of the sprayer, the added jobs this piece of equipment has taken on and, in turn, how farmers can be using the sprayer to work smarter, not harder.

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From the resurgence in soil applied herbicides, to intensifying crop production and fertility management, Haney and Larocque cover working through the economies of scale, where to find more time and how to solve the riddle of training the young and the old to both operate equipment well and manage new technology. All that and more in the video below.

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