Tank Mixingfor SuccessJim ReissVice President – Agricultural ChemistriesPrecision Laboratories, Inc.
• 50 Year-Old Company• Located in Waukegan, IL• Innovative Adjuvants, Seed Enhancements  and Foliar Nutrition Technologies...
Resistance is GROWING9 weeds in 20+ states are resistant to glyphosate •   Over 7 million acres of row crops infested in 2...
Weed Seed Productionand Length of Seed Survival                                # of Seeds per            Length of Seed   ...
Tank Mixing is                                      BACKPPI and PRE treatments growing•   Tank mixing with UAN and / or AT...
Preparing to Win                     Objectives• Review “Best Mixing” Practices• Review impact of water quality on  pestic...
Avoiding Mixing &      Clean-out Nightmares• Mixing Technique• Mixing Order• Making Clean-out Easier
Just because you can…DOESN’T mean you should!
Mixing Vats & Inductors are Not Like Las Vegas     • What happens here, DOESN’T     just stay here…     • It goes into the...
Inductors & Mixing Vats  Bad Things Start Here     • In the absence of sufficient     water, mixing order doesn’t     matt...
Roundup® WeatherMAX™          plusWater Conditioning AgentSALTED OUT in mixing vat
Inductors & Mixing  Vats The Solution• Conduct compatibility tests tomake sure• Mix in a minimum of 15-20% ofintended spra...
Mixing Order &   Water Quality• pH can affect CP productsolubility & uptake• pH can affect CP half-life• pH levels should ...
Mixing Order &                      Water Quality• What’s the pH of your water?
Mixing Order &                         Water Quality                        pH Scale1   2   3   4   5   6    7       8    ...
Mixing Order &                                 Water Quality                                pH Scale1   2   3   4       5 ...
Mixing Order &                                 Water Quality                                pH Scale1   2   3   4       5 ...
Mixing Order &                                        Water Quality                                       pH Scale1   2   ...
Mixing Order &                                        Water Quality                                       pH Scale1   2   ...
Mixing Order &                  Water Quality Do you have to add water conditionersto the spray solution before glyphosate?
SEQUENCE OF TANK-MIXING WATER CONDITIONING           ADJUVANTS AND HERBICIDESJohn D. Nalewaja1, Zenon Wonica2, Edward F. S...
Out of Mixing Order…         Out of Luck!
Best Mixing                                                SequenceFill tank with at least ½ of intended finished spray vo...
Best Mixing                                                SequenceFill tank with at least ½ of intended finished spray vo...
NIS 90:10        Protyx           Border Xtra 8L   Atrazine 4L      Atrazine 4LBorder Xtra 8L   Border Xtra 8L   Atrazine ...
Best Mixing                                                SequenceFill tank with at least ½ of intended finished spray vo...
Iphone                         App• Available for the iPhone and iPod touch  (Android version coming Spring 2012)• Elimina...
Making Clean-Out Easier        • Not all contamination        comes from the spray tank        • Spray booms trap        c...
UAN / ATS plus Guardsman® Max Tank Mix Convert TM     Competitive     No CompatibilityCompatibility   Compatibility       ...
Making Clean-Out Easier        • Tank cleaners can’t remove        everything left behind        • Prevention is key      ...
Demonstrating Your Value       at the Farm-Gate
Demonstrating Your Value       at the Farm-GateAcres per Day                            400Sprayer Down                   ...
Demonstrating Your Value       at the Farm-GateAcres per Day                            400Sprayer Down                   ...
Demonstrating Your Value       at the Farm-GateAcres per Day                            400Sprayer Down                   ...
Preparing to Win                      Objectives• Review “Best Mixing” Practices• Review impact of water quality on  pesti...
Additional Resourceswww.youtube.com/mixtankapp – Mixing Sequence – 3:02 minutes – Spray Solution pH – 2:16 minutes – Water...
Tank Mixingfor SuccessJim ReissVice President – Agricultural ChemistriesPrecision Laboratories, Inc.
Crop Management - Jim Reiss, Precision Lab - Tank Mixing for Success
Crop Management - Jim Reiss, Precision Lab - Tank Mixing for Success
Crop Management - Jim Reiss, Precision Lab - Tank Mixing for Success
Crop Management - Jim Reiss, Precision Lab - Tank Mixing for Success
Crop Management - Jim Reiss, Precision Lab - Tank Mixing for Success
Crop Management - Jim Reiss, Precision Lab - Tank Mixing for Success
Crop Management - Jim Reiss, Precision Lab - Tank Mixing for Success
Crop Management - Jim Reiss, Precision Lab - Tank Mixing for Success
Crop Management - Jim Reiss, Precision Lab - Tank Mixing for Success
Crop Management - Jim Reiss, Precision Lab - Tank Mixing for Success
Crop Management - Jim Reiss, Precision Lab - Tank Mixing for Success
Crop Management - Jim Reiss, Precision Lab - Tank Mixing for Success
Crop Management - Jim Reiss, Precision Lab - Tank Mixing for Success
Crop Management - Jim Reiss, Precision Lab - Tank Mixing for Success
Crop Management - Jim Reiss, Precision Lab - Tank Mixing for Success
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Learn about tank mixing practices that are emerging as part of resistance management strategies in Midwest row crops.

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Crop Management - Jim Reiss, Precision Lab - Tank Mixing for Success

  1. 1. Tank Mixingfor SuccessJim ReissVice President – Agricultural ChemistriesPrecision Laboratories, Inc.
  2. 2. • 50 Year-Old Company• Located in Waukegan, IL• Innovative Adjuvants, Seed Enhancements and Foliar Nutrition Technologies• Backed by University & Independent Research
  3. 3. Resistance is GROWING9 weeds in 20+ states are resistant to glyphosate • Over 7 million acres of row crops infested in 2010 • 38 million by 2013 (spread by pollen 20-30 miles)Stacked resistance not just for crops • Triple-stacked & Quad-stacked resistance in weeds • ALS inhibitors, glyphosate, PPO inhibitors and triazines (S. IL)Trends support continued growth in resistance • Larger farms with less tillage • Post applications of glyphosate year after year 3
  4. 4. Weed Seed Productionand Length of Seed Survival # of Seeds per Length of Seed Weed Plant Survival (yrs) Nightshade 178,000 10 - 20 G. Ragweed 60,000 5-8 Lambsquarters 72,000 3-9 Short - Immediate Marestail 200,000 + germination Waterhemp 400,000 + 3-5 Palmer Amaranth 500,000 + 3-5 Weed Science, principles and practices; Applied Weed Science, second edition; Weed Ecology, second edition; Weed Technology
  5. 5. Tank Mixing is BACKPPI and PRE treatments growing• Tank mixing with UAN and / or ATS• New SC formulations not be as stable as FlowablesMore post emerge tank mixing• PREs can’t handle all our problems (volunteer corn)• More use of foliar feeding program• More fungicides & / or insecticidesMore tank mixes = more problems… UNLESS 11
  6. 6. Preparing to Win Objectives• Review “Best Mixing” Practices• Review impact of water quality on pesticides and mixing order• Determine best mixing sequence & tools to avoid problems• Answer your questions
  7. 7. Avoiding Mixing & Clean-out Nightmares• Mixing Technique• Mixing Order• Making Clean-out Easier
  8. 8. Just because you can…DOESN’T mean you should!
  9. 9. Mixing Vats & Inductors are Not Like Las Vegas • What happens here, DOESN’T just stay here… • It goes into the sprayer… • And, if your lucky it goes onto the field
  10. 10. Inductors & Mixing Vats Bad Things Start Here • In the absence of sufficient water, mixing order doesn’t matter • Sometimes a little water is worse than no water • Depending on solution pH some products may not dissolve, others could salt out
  11. 11. Roundup® WeatherMAX™ plusWater Conditioning AgentSALTED OUT in mixing vat
  12. 12. Inductors & Mixing Vats The Solution• Conduct compatibility tests tomake sure• Mix in a minimum of 15-20% ofintended spray volume• Follow the appropriate mixingorder & WAIT• Or, open the valveand leave it open
  13. 13. Mixing Order & Water Quality• pH can affect CP productsolubility & uptake• pH can affect CP half-life• pH levels should affect themixing order
  14. 14. Mixing Order & Water Quality• What’s the pH of your water?
  15. 15. Mixing Order & Water Quality pH Scale1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Natural pH of well water
  16. 16. Mixing Order & Water Quality pH Scale1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Compatibility Agents Natural pH of well water
  17. 17. Mixing Order & Water Quality pH Scale1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Compatibility Best pH to solubilize most SUs Agents Natural pH of well water
  18. 18. Mixing Order & Water Quality pH Scale1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Best pH to solubilize most SUs Natural pH of well water Water Conditioners alone
  19. 19. Mixing Order & Water Quality pH Scale1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Glyphosate buffer Best pH to solubilize most SUs Natural pH of well water Water Conditioners alone
  20. 20. Mixing Order & Water Quality Do you have to add water conditionersto the spray solution before glyphosate?
  21. 21. SEQUENCE OF TANK-MIXING WATER CONDITIONING ADJUVANTS AND HERBICIDESJohn D. Nalewaja1, Zenon Wonica2, Edward F. Szeleznak3, Brad Ramsdale4 1 Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 2 Agricultural Academy, Poznan, Poland 3 Crop and Weed Sciences, Pulawy, Poland 4 Department of Plant Science, California State University, Fresno, CAGlyphosate (IPA), 2,4-D (DMA), Dicamba, (Na) Bentazon (Na)
  22. 22. Out of Mixing Order… Out of Luck!
  23. 23. Best Mixing SequenceFill tank with at least ½ of intended finished spray volume and with agitation running, add:• Compatibility agents & defoamers • Add Sulfonylurea herbicides before reducing pH (or pre slurry and add)• Dry Products – Ammonium sulfate – Dry drift retardants – WP, DF, WDG, SP• Liquids – Liquid drift retardants – Flowables (F) or Liquid Flowables (FL) – Micro encapsulated (ME) and Suspension Concentrates (SC) – Emulsifiable concentrates (EC) – Solutions (L, C, LC) – Crop Oils, MSO, HSOC, NIS – Water Conditioners
  24. 24. Best Mixing SequenceFill tank with at least ½ of intended finished spray volume and with agitation running, add:• Compatibility agents & defoamers • Add Sulfonylurea herbicides before reducing pH (or pre slurry and add)• Dry Products – Ammonium sulfate – Dry drift retardants – WP, DF, WDG, SP• Liquids – Liquid drift retardants – Flowables (F) or Liquid Flowables (FL) – Micro encapsulated (ME) and Suspension Concentrates (SC) – Emulsifiable concentrates (EC) – Solutions (L, C, LC) – Crop Oils, MSO, HSOC, NIS – Water Conditioners
  25. 25. NIS 90:10 Protyx Border Xtra 8L Atrazine 4L Atrazine 4LBorder Xtra 8L Border Xtra 8L Atrazine 4L Border Xtra 8L Border Xtra 8LAtrazine 4L Atrazine 4L Halex GT NIS Halex GT Halex GTHalex GT Halex GT 90:10 NIS 90:10 Protyx Syngenta Recommendation
  26. 26. Best Mixing SequenceFill tank with at least ½ of intended finished spray volume and with agitation running, add:• Compatibility agents & defoamers • Add Sulfonylurea herbicides before reducing pH (or pre slurry and add)• Dry Products – Ammonium sulfate – Dry drift retardants – WP, DF, WDG, SP• Liquids – Liquid drift retardants – Flowables (F) or Liquid Flowables (FL) – Micro encapsulated (ME) and Suspension Concentrates (SC) – Emulsifiable concentrates (EC) – Solutions (L, C, LC) – Crop Oils, MSO, HSOC, NIS – Water Conditioners
  27. 27. Iphone App• Available for the iPhone and iPod touch (Android version coming Spring 2012)• Eliminates costly mixing errors• Database of more than 900 crop protection products from 18 manufacturers• Mixing sequence in one location
  28. 28. Making Clean-Out Easier • Not all contamination comes from the spray tank • Spray booms trap contaminants for later apps • Preventative strategy and compatibility agents are best strategy
  29. 29. UAN / ATS plus Guardsman® Max Tank Mix Convert TM Competitive No CompatibilityCompatibility Compatibility Agent Agent Agent
  30. 30. Making Clean-Out Easier • Tank cleaners can’t remove everything left behind • Prevention is key • Use compatibility agents with UAN & PRE apps • Flush sprayers at end of each day
  31. 31. Demonstrating Your Value at the Farm-Gate
  32. 32. Demonstrating Your Value at the Farm-GateAcres per Day 400Sprayer Down 1 dayYield loss for every inchweeds grow* 1 bushelRained-out 4 daysWeeds grew 2 inchesLost Yield per Acre 2 bushelsSoybean value $12.00 per bushelLost Revenue $9,600* Southern Illinois University data
  33. 33. Demonstrating Your Value at the Farm-GateAcres per Day 400Sprayer Down 1 dayYield loss for every inchweeds grow* 1 bushelRained-out 4 daysWeeds grew 2 inchesLost Yield per Acre 2 bushelsSoybean value $12.00 per bushelLost Revenue $9,600* Southern Illinois University data
  34. 34. Demonstrating Your Value at the Farm-GateAcres per Day 400Sprayer Down 1 dayYield loss for every inchweeds grow* 1 bushelRained-out 4 daysWeeds grew 2 inchesLost Yield per Acre 2 bushelsSoybean value $12.00 per bushelLost Revenue $9,600* Southern Illinois University data
  35. 35. Preparing to Win Objectives• Review “Best Mixing” Practices• Review impact of water quality on pesticides and mixing order• Add to your differentiation at the farm-gate• Answer your questions
  36. 36. Additional Resourceswww.youtube.com/mixtankapp – Mixing Sequence – 3:02 minutes – Spray Solution pH – 2:16 minutes – Water Conditioners – 5:22 minutes – Water Quality – 2:34 minutes
  37. 37. Tank Mixingfor SuccessJim ReissVice President – Agricultural ChemistriesPrecision Laboratories, Inc.
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