28% UAN in Winter Wheat: Drive-Along Diaries #2

I’d been pestering Dan Petker to let me come along as he and his father Paul applied 28% UAN to the winter wheat on their family farm in Port Rowan, Ontario. Me: “Today?”Dan: “Nope – Wheat’s not at the right stage.”Me: “Today?”Dan: “Nope – Rain in the forecast.”Me: “Today?”Dan: “We’ll see if the ground can […]

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Working with an Arborist: Drive-Along Diaries #1

April 23rd, 3:45 am I was excited. Today would be my first in a series of drive-along experiences with Ontario sprayer operators. However, to get from my home in Southwestern Ontario to Newmarket, I would have to cross Toronto. This is not my favourite thing to do. But, Dean Solway, Plant Healthcare Supervisor with Shady […]

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The Drive-Along Diaries: Prologue

I feel it’s important to occasionally remind myself why I do what I do, and who I’m doing it for. With that, let me tell you a story. I was recently asked to give a presentation about spray coverage and drift mitigation to an arborist organization. I agreed but harboured reservations. I’ve given talks of […]

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