G90-983 Equipment Adjustments for Herbicide Incorporation

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Grisso, Robert; Dickey, Elbert C.; Martin, Alex
farm machinery and equipment; herbicide incorporation; tillage implements; harrow devices; tandem disks; weed control; weeds; energy conservation; soil mixing; photodecomposition; crop residue; single-pass incorporation; tillage component adjustment; coil-tine; C-shank field cultivator; CFC; S-tine field cultivator; farm power; agricultural engineering; agriculture; field crops; farming; University of Nebraska; Cooperative Extension; publications; Nebraska Cooperative Extension; Agriculture; Curriculum and Instruction
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This NebGuide discusses how to operate liquid herbicide application equipment on tillage implements.Heightened concerns for energy and soil conservation have caused producers to reduce the number of secondary tillage operations while trying to maintain satisfactory incorporation of herbicides. Many herbicides are carried into the soil by rainfall or sprinkler irrigation and do not require mechanical incorporation. However, some soil-applied herbicides require mechanical incorporation to reduce volatility and photodecomposition losses. These are Eradicane, Sutan+ and Treflan.