Determining Appropriate Buffer Zones for Pesticide Applications

In 2012, the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program supported the Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association in the development of apps designed for prairie farmers.

buffer zone calculatorThose apps are very near completion, and in our first discussion with Tom Wolf, spray application specialist, we spoke of one that will help producers determine the spray quality of various nozzles, an obviously important factor in spray efficacy.

Watch more: Identifying Spray Quality with a Smartphone

In this video, Wolf gives us a tour of an app being developed to help pesticide applicators calculate buffer zones based on their equipment and the spray conditions of the day of application. The app is similar to the online Buffer Zone Calculator developed by the Pest Management Regulatory Association (PMRA).

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