Row Crop/Margin Sprayer
Barrier treatment with the A1 Mist Sprayer is the most cost effective way to eliminate aphids, bean leaf beetles, bean aphids, grasshoppers, leaf hoppers, ear worm, corn borer, boll weevils, stink bugs and other insects/pests. A1 Mist Sprayers high and low volume sprayers create smaller, mist size particles in a 0-140 foot air stream that stays low to the ground for the best control and uniform coverage over, under and around plant foliage. Spray your crops directly and spray roadside ditches, waterways, fencerows, field perimeters and hard to reach areas using 1/10th the water and less chemical (up to 50%).
Foliar feeding is used when insufficient fertilizer was used before planting, when a quick growth response is wanted, when micronutrients (such as iron or zinc) are locked into the soil, or when the soil is too cold for the plants to use the fertilizer applied to the soil. Foliar-applied nutrients are absorbed and used by the plant quite rapidly.
Absorption begins within minutes after application and, with most nutrients, is completed within 1-2 days. Foliar nutrition can be a supplement to soil nutrition at a critical time for the plant, but not a substitute, since greater amounts of plant material are needed than what can be absorbed through the plant leaf at any given time. At transplanting time, an application of phosphorus spray will help in the establishment of young plants in cold soil. For perennial plants, early spring growth is usually limited by cold soil, even when the air is warm. Under such conditions, soil microorganisms are not active enough to convert nutrients into forms available for roots to absorb; yet, if the nutrients were available, the plants could utilize them. A nutrient spray to the foliage will provide the needed nutrients immediately, allowing the plants to begin growth.
I recently purchased a 3 point PTO driven mist sprayer from A1 Mist Sprayers. I am strictly a row crop operation and spray field borders, fence rows, and road ditches with my mist sprayer. I also spot treat for Johnson grass with outstanding results. I would say if you don’t have an A1 Mist Sprayer in your farm operation, you are making your job a lot harder than necessary.