Pesticides are a necessary component of any farm. It is important to know the proper way to apply them to make sure they are used correctly. There are many different types of pesticides, and each one has its unique application method. In this blog post, we will discuss the five best ways that you can apply pesticides on your farm.
There are five main methods for applying pesticides to crops:
Airblast sprayers release droplets into the atmosphere through compressed gas which propels the droplets. The result is an even application of pesticide to crops, which helps eliminate over-spray that can damage surrounding trees and plants. The benefits of this type of sprayer include the fact that it is safer to use than other sprayers and can be used when rain is in the forecast due to its ability for immediate release.
The disadvantages of this type of sprayer include increased costs because compressed gas must be purchased and concerns about the safety of compressed gas systems, which require an evacuation plan if there are any malfunctions or leaks.
Rapid Spray Tanks
These sprayers are typically found on tractors and use air to power the delivery system. Rapid spray tanks work by pumping liquid pesticides into a high-pressure nozzle, which shoots out droplets that land on crops.
There are many benefits of using this type of sprayer. One benefit is that they can cover large crops quickly. Another is that it does not require electrical power to operate like other types, making them perfect for use on farms with limited resources or no access to electricity.
Another advantage is that they control drift by creating droplets small enough, so all pesticides fall within an inch of where you want them rather than being carried away in the wind. However, this method of applying pesticides on your farm can be time-consuming because you must travel at low speeds while using this method.
If you prefer hand applications over machine ones, broadcast sprayers maybe your best option for applying pesticides on your farm. This technique involves manually spreading an even layer of pesticide across fields or trees with either handheld devices or backpack models. The advantage of a broadcast spreader is that it allows you to cover large areas in a short amount of time effectively.
The main downside is that these applicators often require multiple trips back and forth between the field and the storage location before the job is complete.
Injection systems work by inserting a hose into the soil and pumping liquid pesticide deep down below where it can be absorbed by the roots of crops. This method reduces damage to surrounding plants since pesticides are applied directly to crop root areas, but its main drawback is that it takes much more time than other methods due to all the equipment needed for this task.
This type of application helps reduce pesticide runoff, but it can be time-consuming because you must travel at low speeds while using this method. Handheld injection devices often require multiple trips back and forth between storage locations before the job is complete.
Crop Dusting Aircraft or Ground Equipment, and Foggers
This type of application is often referred to as “wilderness spray,” which means it only applies pesticides in areas with no crops. The main advantage of this method is that it can be used on large acreage, but the downside is that you must use multiple methods when applying pesticides in different types of fields or trees.
The greatest benefit of aircraft crop dusting with pesticides is its ability to quickly deliver effective treatments over a wide area without physical contact with any plants. Aircraft can also treat difficult-to-reach foliage and dense vegetation through ultra-low volume (ULV) mist applications made possible by tiny droplets released into the air passing through spinning propellers or fans at high speeds.
These are just the best of the many ways to apply pesticides on your farm. You can use any of these methods or devise a combination depending on the size and type of crops you are treating and how quickly they need treatment.