Asmark, AGCO Offer Opportunity to Refresh Skills before Busy Herbicide Application Season
AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO) and the Asmark Institute have created an applicator training course specifically for crop protection and crop nutrient applicators with more than three years of experience. The course, designed for producers who do their own application, as well as professional applicators, helps trainees refresh their skills and fully understand the stewardship and application of complex new chemistries, new buffer requirements and changing regulations. The next classroom training is Feb. 12-13, 2019, at the Applicator Training Center in Bloomington, Ill. Seats are still available for applicators and producers interested in attending.
The comprehensive, two-day course will cover these topics:
- reducing or eliminating off-target applications due to spray drift
- the differences in tank additives
- proper cleanout techniques
- the importance of recordkeeping
- reading and understanding product labels
- self-protection in emergencies
- how to safely travel on roads
- how to assess and choose a drift management strategy based on individual field situations.
AGCO and Asmark also offer an applicator training course for those with less than three years of experience. The beginning applicator classes are held June through September at the Applicator Training Center in Bloomington, Ill., which opened in June 2017 through collaboration between the two organizations.
For more information about the Experienced Applicator Training Course or to register online, go to https://www.asmark.org/TrainingCourses/applicator-training.cgi.Registration is open for the February experienced operator course as well as the course for beginning operators. For more information about RoGator® and TerraGator® application technology available from AGCO, visit your local AGCO Application Equipment dealer or Challenger-ag.us.