• Humectants: the drier it is, the more you need them0

    By John Garr and Jerry Green of GarrCo Products Humectants are used widely, but often the unspoken component in spray mixtures. Humectants do the essential task of keeping water in the spray deposit and can even rehydrate spray deposits with water from rain or dew and from moisture in the air. Humectants keep the spray

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  • Sometimes, when you lose, you win0

    One of our favorite Robin Williams movies is What Dreams May Come. It has some great quotes. In one part, actors say, “Sometimes, when you win, you lose.” In another part, they say the reverse, “Sometimes, when you lose, you win.” In life, both statements are often true, and we think ag aviation experienced the

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  • Six Things You Must Know When Applying Pesticides0

    Many of you have just earned continuing certification credits and know the many different things that you need to know when applying pesticides. We agree there are many essential things to know, but we will try to simplify with a list of our top six for safe and effective pesticide applications. Pick the best pesticides

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  • Big drop, little drop and drift mitigation adjuvants0

    Mitigating spray drift is a major issue today for the ag aviation industry. Proper equipment setup and application technique are essential and help greatly, but only get you so far because they do not control how common tank-mix ingredients change the properties of the spray water. Oils and surfactants in most pesticide formulations will increase

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  • Spray low, but not too low0

    Spray low, but not too low By John Garr and Jerry Green, GarrCo Products Applying a low spray volume is more efficient. The less water you spray, the more efficient your applications are from a time and cost perspective. Lower spray volumes are the usual case with aerial pesticide applications and is also common with

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  • Now is the time to determine what adjuvants you need0

    By John Garr and Jerry Green, GarrCo Products If you have not already done so, now is the time to determine how you are going to use adjuvants next season. Adjuvants do a lot of useful things, but figuring out which adjuvants to use when can be a bit difficult. We will try to help

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