The On Target Application Academy (OTAA) educates growers on new application technologies, plant biology and advancements in product chemistries to help achieve effective and sustainable weed control. During an OTAA, applicators learn the latest nozzle technology, how to properly select and calibrate their nozzles, and best practices for mitigating drift.
Developed by Dr. Bob Wolf, Wolf Consulting & Research LLC, TeeJet Technologies and BASF for growers who self-apply herbicides, the OTAA program is a one-of-a-kind educational opportunity to provide growers extensive hands-on training of today's herbicide application best practices.
Meet Our Trainers
Dr. Robert E. Wolf
Dr. Robert E. Wolf is renowned worldwide for his work in training pesticide applicators. In 2012, Dr. Wolf assisted in the development of the On Target Application Academy in conjunction with BASF.
Dr. Dennis Gardisser
Dr. Dennis Gardisser is the President of WRK of Arkansas, an aerial application organization. There, he oversees agricultural chemical application research, testing, product development drift evaluations, training seminars, fly-in clinics and education.
Dr. H. Mark Hanna
Dr. H. Mark Hanna is an Extension Agricultural Engineer with Iowa State University. Hanna’s main focus is sustainable agricultural systems, including chemical application, energy consumption, tillage/planting and harvest.
Schedule of Events
Please join us at one of the following upcoming OTAA trainings:
- December 6-7, 2016 – Manhattan, KS
- December 7, 2016 – Kearney, NE
- December 8, 2016 – West Point, NE
- February 1-2 2016 – Ohio Agribusiness Association Conference
Check back soon for 2017 events.
Stewardship and Best Application Practices
To address the growing issue of weed resistance, improved products and technologies are being developed to help growers maintain high yields on their operation. With increased weed resistance, herbicide application technology continues to grow as fast as the weeds themselves, making it more important than ever for growers to stay up-to-date on all of the factors that go into applying herbicides.
BASF developed the On Target Application Academy to help ensure applicators receive the proper education to remain safe and successful when applying herbicides. With the proper techniques and an ingenious weed resistance management plan, growers become closer to getting the most out of every acre.