August 2016


The push to preserve pollinators

Efforts around the creation and preservation of pollinator habitat has been making news recently — and with good reason as pollinators contribute more than $25 billion annually to the U.S. economy. A recent White House report lays out goals relative to habitat creation, and those in the IVM industry can play a role.

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The basics of choosing and maintaining a backpack sprayer

Individual plant treatments (IPTs) are highly effective herbicide applications that should have a home in the toolbox of every vegetation manager. One of the most common pieces of equipment used in IPTs is the backpack sprayer, and we’ll show you how to select and maintain this versatile tool.

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Calibrate your backpack sprayer before broadcast applications

When using a backpack sprayer for an application where a fixed broadcast rate per acre is to be applied, it’s important to take the time to properly calibrate the sprayer to ensure effective results. It’s a simple but necessary process.

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Ask a pro!

Send in a photo of your trouble vegetation, and an expert from Dow AgroSciences will help identify it and offer treatment recommendations. 

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