Notify me when new publications are added.
This publication provides information to growers about soybean production in North Carolina. It discusses economic trends and forecasts, cultural practices, variety selection, planting decisions, nutrient management, diseases and pests, and other production practices.
This publication offers information on how to clean and recondition tractors that have been submerged in floodwaters.
This brochure goes over calibration guidelines for backpack or knapsack sprayers.
This publication, chapter 5 of the North Carolina Soybean Production Guide, discusses soybean planting decisions, including planting dates, depth, and seeding equipment calibration.
This publication, chapter 10 of the North Carolina Soybean Production Guide, describe harvesting, drying, and storing soybeans.
This publication covers cleaning and calibrating chemical application equipment, such as dusters, spreaders and sprayers.
This publication explains how to create a crop maze with GPS (global positioning system).
This publication, chapter 7 of the 2019 Peanut Information handbook, discusses the planting and harvesting methods of peanuts.
Proper application of pesticides and fertilizers is possible only with a sprayer or spreader that is accurately calibrated. When equipment is not correctly calibrated, it is easy to apply too much or too little of a chemical, which may result in the lack of pest control, damage to turf, wasted money, and/or contaminated environment. This publication explains how to calibrate boom sprayers and granular spreaders used on turfgrass.
For calibration to be successful, several items need to be taken care of before going to the field. Calibration will not be worthwhile if the equipment is not properly prepared. Calibration should be performed using water only. Follow the steps outlined below to prepare spraying equipment for calibration.