Product Stewardship

On Target Application Academy

As new and advanced crop protection products and spray technologies come to market – and weed resistance continues to challenge growers across the country – it’s simple to say that today’s weed management environment is becoming more complex.  Developed by Dr. Bob Wolf, Wolf Consulting & Research LLC, TeeJet Technologies and BASF for growers who self-apply herbicides, the On Target Application Academy is a one-of-a-kind educational opportunity to provide growers extensive hands-on training of today’s herbicide application best practices.

The On Target Application Academy educates growers on new application technologies, plant biology and advancements in new product chemistries to help them achieve the most effective and sustainable weed control possible  - as well as help mitigate spray drift, which is a continuous area of focus for the agricultural industry.

Growers walk away from the On Target Application Academy with a deeper understanding of new technologies to ensure on target applications, better train employees, maximize yields, protect input investments, and protect lifelong investments in their crops.
 

The Academy in 2014

On Target Application Academy events will be held throughout the year all over the country at industry and state events. The On Target Application Academy is free, about two hours in length and will cover an array of topics including:

  • Adjuvants
  • Best practices for self-application
  • Calibration
  • Equipment clean-out
  • Nozzle selection and demonstration
  • Plant biology
  • Sprayer setup

 

  

Schedule of Events & Registration

For questions or to sign up for an event without online registration, please contact us.

*All times are in local time zones.

August 6
1:30 p.m.
Vernon James Research Center
Plymouth, NC

Please contact us if you’d like to attend.
 
November 18
1:00 p.m. & 3:10 p.m.
Mid Atlantic Crop Management School
Princess Royal Oceanfront Hotel
and Conference Center
Ocean City, MD

Please contact us if you’d like to attend.
 
September 9
10:00 a.m.
Dodge County Fairgrounds
Beaver Dam, WI

Please contact us if you’d like to attend.
 


About our Partners

Dr. Robert E. Wolf

Dr. Robert E. Wolf is considered renowned for his work in training pesticide applicators worldwide. Currently Wolf is Manager of Wolf Consulting & Research LLC and an Application Technology Specialist, training applicators on best practices associated with application and on new application equipment technologies.

For more than 12 years, as Professor Emeritus from Kansas State University, Wolf conducted an extension and research program in all areas of chemical/pesticide application with a particular emphasis on nozzle technology for improved efficacy while minimizing spray drift.

About TeeJet Technologies
TeeJet Technologies single focus is on application technology. The company and its products have been part of agricultural applications since the first crop protection products came onto the market in the 1940's. TeeJet control systems date back to some of the earliest in-field uses of electronics in agriculture. For more information on TeeJet solutions and additional information about applications and technologies, visit www.teejet.com.

On Target Application Academy Roundtable

BASF would like to thank the On Target Application Academy Roundtable for their time, expertise and insight into the On Target Application Academy program.

  • Roger Brining, Grower, Barton County, Kansas
  • Scott Bretthauer, University of Illinois – Urbana
  • Dennis Campbell, Grower, Clinton County, Iowa
  • Steve Rome, Grower, Stevens County, Kansas
  • Joe Shirbroun, Grower, Clayton County, Iowa
  • Dave Woestehoff, Grower, Scott County, Minnesota
  • Dr. Bryan Young, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

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