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ISSUE DATE: 01/17/2011

When it comes to effective chemical application, nozzles matter

By Larry Dreiling

The northward movement of soybean rust over the last five years has created a revolution in agricultural crop protection product application.

Where once it was common for producers to schedule the services of commercial applicators, the outbreak of this disease and the need to treat crops quickly created an accelerated demand for application product. In turn, sprayer manufacturers have increased assembly capacity and are adding marketing programs tailored to the individual producer.

There are more reasons for producers to add application equipment to their implement inventory, according to Bob Wolf, Ph.D., Extension application technology specialist at Kansas State University.

"How pesticides have changed has influenced the equipment as much as any thing." Wolf said. "We're now very much focused on post-emergence products and of course the 'Roundup and Roundup Ready' revolution.


NEWS

AAM calls for extension of renewable energy incentives
AFBF presents Distinguished Service Award
AFBF supports tax cut extensions
Assistance available for farmers, ranchers who suffered 2009 losses
Billions in SDA stimulus loans may be erroneous
Bones named state ag secretary
Community grants available
Consumer and production demands can be met
Corn growers, livestock producers serve steaks to troops
County Extension council elections are under way
CSP sign-up extended to Jan. 21
DOE offers funding for biofuels research
Educator joins Campbell County UW Extension team
Farm Bureau launches enhanced online ag game
Farm Bureau leader aims to shape ag policy in 2011
Farm Fresh Directory supports local growers
Farm lease deadline nears
Farm transition planning workshop
Farmers can prevent hearing loss, skin cancer
Female farmers thrive in male-dominated field
Free tax help offered at VITA sites
Garden City Farm and Ranch Show to feature mobile HDTV studio
Governor requests ag disaster declaration
Houston waterway shut for days after beef fat leak
Infrared sheds light on beneficial microbes
John Salazar named Commissioner of Agriculture
Miscanthus hybrid discovery may help biofuel industry
National Guard helps Afghan farmers grow food, not poppies
Obama signs law for Indian tribes, black farmers
Obama signs tax package
Resolve to get finances in order for 2011
RMA proposed rule would boost crop insurance benefits
Tax cuts extended
USDA and FDA officials discuss food safety oversight
USDA economist sees more crop acreage in 2011
USDA report estimates 8.8-million-acre crop
Vilsack comments on term limits for farm program
Walking on thin ice
YF&R committee chair elected

CROPS

ACGA lauds passage of renewable energy initiatives
Arkansas Valley Farm/Ranch/Water Symposium and Trade Show set for Feb. 3
Boost your sorghum yields
Canola U is Jan. 18
Checkoff releases survey results
Chemigation training scheduled
Corn herbicides may be safe for use with Giant Miscanthus
Cotton growing seminar set for Jan. 21
Dryland Corn Production Update set for Jan. 28
Ellis/Russell Hybrid Yield Plot results supper is Jan. 24
Extension offers grain sorghum education series
Fungicide for Field Crops meeting is Jan. 26
Fungicide resistance in frogeye leaf spot confirmed
Gene discovery could increase value of non-food crops
Infrequent inspections for ammonia storage
ISU researcher says wind turbines may help crops
Keep track of soil moisture this spring
K-State to host agricultural events
Llano Estacado Cotton Conference set for Jan. 21
Nebraska Wheat Growers Association Holds Election of Officers
NMSU hosts New Mexico Chile Conference in Las Cruces
NMSU studies camelina oilseed as crop, livestock feed
NSP yield winners to be honored at Commodity Classic
Oklahoma no-till conference scheduled for Feb. 1 and 2
OSU's grape management course begins Feb. 24
Pesticide applicator testing dates set
Pesticide safety education scheduled
Professor taps into headwater streams for cleaner water
Sorghum Checkoff board announces new officers
Soybean growers produce top yields
Technology can save money, boost yields
When it comes to effective chemical application, nozzles matter

LIVESTOCK

Aberdeen beef plant to get state financing
Beef Cow Ownership Seminar is Jan. 20
Cattle producers get in on rising prices
Cattlemen's Day is Jan. 26
Cleveland County Cattlemen's Association to meet
Dairy, sheep, goat milk producers invited to enroll in cheese making course
Gelbvieh breeders challenged to 'Create Your Future'
Jan. 22 is Wyoming Day at NWSS
KAA to host annual meeting, banquet
Kansas Angus carcass data project begins
K-State to host Kansas Junior Swine Producer Day March 12
Manage cattle in cold weather this winter
Management improvements can improve beef producers' profits
Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame to host dinner and benefit auction
NCBA accepting applications for public policy internship
NCBA supports nutrition labeling
Rare 'panda cow' born in northern Colorado
Reduce farm energy costs with MAESTRO program
Role of stocker industry growing
Sandhills Cattle Association Ranch Tour set for Jan. 22
Steer of Merit certifications announced
Stockgrowers report on trip to Washington, D.C.
Swine litter recordings trend up in 2010
Western Farm Show to host Livestock Handling demonstration

EDITOR

The news that should be
Tragedy in Arizona
Vilsack reflects on 2010 accomplishments

COLUMNS

Advancements in pipeline
Bayer adds seed treatment
Just a scoop full
Ken into space
Personal property: Use it or lose it
Snow days on the farm
Time to stop the EPA?
Valley Irrigation introduces longest span

MARKETS

Ada livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction summary
Colorado feeder cattle summary
Dalhart livestock auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dunlap feeder cattle auction report
Ericson livestock auction report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Hay prices steady to firm
High Plains slaughter news
Joplin livestock market report
Kansas hay moving slow
Lexington livestock sales report
Newell sheep sales report
Ogallala livestock market report
OKC West livestock market report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock auction report
Salina livestock sales report
St. Onge livestock sales report
West Plains regional cattle sales
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Heart of America Grazing Conference is Jan. 25 and 26
USDA publishes Grassland Reserve Program final rule

FAMILY

Caring for amaryllis plants
Clean kitchen to prevent illness
Collecting oral family histories
Community gardens can develop a sense of community
Distinguished Quail Lectureship set for Jan. 28
Easy family meals
Escape cover important for bobwhites during winter
Heating system selection requires compromises
K-State hosts horticulture, ag events
Master Gardener training begins Jan. 25 in Greene County
Meditation for 1-17-11
Pruning woody ornamentals
Put the bits and pieces to work in soup
Readers share helpful hints
Scientist envisions lush gardens in harsh climates
The Donkey and Me-poetry by Joe Kreger
Tree grafting and landscaping seminar set for Jan. 20
U.S. Promotes Winter Farmers Markets
UW Extension offers Master Gardener classes in Cody, Powell
Wellings a country charmer
Where cowboys and Indians shake hands

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