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Virtual lunch and learn sessions focus on sprayer prep

The Farm Progress 365 virtual seasonal session series continues in February with a look at sprayer preparation.

Willie Vogt

January 31, 2023

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Sprayer prep is focus of FP365 sessions
READY TO GO: Protecting the crop in season is more important than ever. Prepping the sprayer and keeping up on the latest label updates are two key issues in focus during the February Farm Progress 365 seasonal sessions.Willie Vogt

At a Glance

  • Virtual series offers opportunity for live interaction with speakers.
  • Focus for February is prepping for 2023 spraying.
  • Final session focuses in last-minute marketing considerations ahead of the season.

The Farm Progress 365 series of seasonal sessions has worked to bring experts to farmers using a unique virtual platform. That continues in February as the sessions focus on sprayer-related issues ahead of the 2023 season. The sessions are schedule for Feb. 7, 8 and 9, and each goes live at Noon Central time allowing visitors to hear the speakers then get questioned answered on the spot.

Prepping the sprayer for the new year

Today’s sprayers, whether pull-type or self-propelled, are being challenged to be more accurate with every pass. That starts with a review of that machine from front to back, including knowing the right nozzles to use too.

In this session on Feb. 7 at Noon Central Tommy Butts, extension weed scientist, University of Arkansas, will dig into some key spraying tips, machine prep and offer a chance for you to ask questions during this live session. With new chemistries on tap, fine-tuning your sprayer game will be important for 2023.

Label changes to consider before spraying

While prepping the sprayer is important, having a good idea of how best to use crop protection products through the machine is important too. In this session on Feb. 8 at Noon Central Kevin Bradley, professor and state extension weed scientist, University of Missouri, will discuss label changes you’ll want to be aware of for 2023.

Are there label changes for what you use? Or perhaps it’s a good idea to refresh your knowledge about what to apply and when. With new crop protection products, and changing rules, keeping up matters. IN this live session you can get the latest information and ask questions too.

A look at the markets before planting

The third day of every seasonal session offers market insights timed to the season. While the focus has been spraying in this session series, this Feb. 9, Noon Central session looks at current market conditions. Bryce Knorr, contributing market analyst, Farm Futures, will look at where the market is and offer insights to help you plan your risk management program.

This live session offers you the chance to get some last-minute questions answered before you start planting to get your marketing program in shape. Prepping before the busy spring season is key to maximizing your marketing options.

Farm Progress 365 is a unique multimedia platform that allows visitors to take part in the live seasonal sessions, but also look back on the archive of programs provided. These videos, usually about a half hour, offer a concise way for farmers to keep up. And the Noon Central timeframe is designed to be a kind of “lunch and learn” session.

It’s a unique way to keep up and get more information by asking the speakers available at each session for insights on key topics. You can learn more at FarmProgress365.com.

About the Author(s)

Willie Vogt

Willie Vogt has been covering agricultural technology for more than 40 years, with most of that time as editorial director for Farm Progress. He is passionate about helping farmers better understand how technology can help them succeed, when appropriately applied.

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