So for my blogs Dirty Job segment I share with you the hardest working Field Market Development Specialist I know....... Ott, E!!!!!
He also sets up trials where he will take a field and spray one type of herbicide in one section of the field, another type of herbicide on another section of the field and so on, leaving one section untouched as his control. He will go back and view the field every couple of weeks to see how each product works, comparing and contrasting the stages at which the weeds and the crops are at and how efficient each spray was at the varying rates. As you can see in the picture above he is a one man spraying machine in these trial fields. The tank containing the herbicides is on his back and the boom is in his hand and as he walks the spray comes out on the plants.
Please note Ott, E is suited up in this picture as proper lab protocol. The research he is doing ensures farmers are as efficient as possible when growing crops. Farmers need to know which sprays at which rate can help their crops. Ott, E does his research on days with little wind to ensure there is no drift.
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And the winner of the 8 tickets to the Indianapolis Indians Baseball Game sponsored by Indiana Family of Famers is.......#12 Denise said...GFC Follower of your blogBig Congrats to Denise we will be in touch soon! And, Big Thanks to the Indiana Family of Farmers for allowing me to give-a-way these tickets.
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