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Re: Spraying for Neighboring Farmers

Lets make that a DOUBLE WOW !   That's some silly ideas there - I got your PM 2001 - I have some questions - So will reply after Indy Car Race - lol

 

Ken

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Re: Spraying for Neighboring Farmers

Thanks I appreciate your time! Andrew
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Re: Spraying for Neighboring Farmers

OK - I just went to the Nevada Ag web site and this is what I found

 

Pest Control Applicator Examination Qualifications


Qualifications for Examination - Principal

Documentation of two years practical experience in the application of pesticides or related pest control in the initial category(ies) applied for, or 
Documentation of six months of practical experience in the application of pesticides or related pest control in the initial category(ies) applied for and proof of not less than 16 college credit hours in biological science of which not less than 8 hours must be in subjects directly related to the field of pest control in which the applicant wishes to be licensed.
Additional qualifications for primary principal applicants. Click here for information.
Must have reached the age of majority (18 years old).


Qualifications for examination - Operator, consultant, demonstration and research specialist or agent

Neither experience in the application of pesticides nor practical experience and education are required of an operator, consultant, demonstration and research specialist, or agent.
Must have reached the age of majority (18 years old).


Definitions:

"Credit hours in biological sciences" to include courses in, but not limited to, biology, botany, entomology, zoology, agronomy, horticulture, biochemistry, nematology, phytopathology and courses similar or similarly derived.
"Directly related to the field of pest control" courses to include economic entomology, phytopathology and similar courses concerning the identification and control of pests through the use of pesticides.
"Practical experience" to mean experience that is substantiated by work records, notarized statements verified by work records or any other documentation acceptable to the Department. The term does not include any experience obtained by an applicant while engaged in activity as an agent or after the applicant:
     (1) Ceases engaging in pest control;
     (2) Has his or her employment with a pest control business terminated; or
     (3) Has his or her license transferred to inactive status pursuant to NAC 555.385.
"Related pest control" experience to include technical field representative work or termite inspection for private or governmental entities. Other experience may be evaluated

 

AND I still don't understand it - lol  At the top it says you need 2 years of experience YET just down from that it says :

 

Qualifications for examination - Operator, consultant, demonstration and research specialist or agent
Neither experience in the application of pesticides nor practical experience and education are required of an operator, consultant, demonstration and research specialist, or agent.
Must have reached the age of majority (18 years old

 

Your a operator - right ??? And Andy - I don't see that you can use working for your operation as  experience .

 

And if Ken is looking at this right you would need a B-1, B-2 and a B-4 category for your license - right ?

 

Something is fishy here ! I think somebody has been telling you wrong - according to the above read .

 

OR am I just missing something here ? LOL

 

I would call them again - you can document your work on your farm for what ? 10 years ? I say that's good to go for experience .

 

You want me to call them for ya ? Well maybe I better not - you may NEVER get them after that call - lol

 

ken

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Re: Spraying for Neighboring Farmers

Thanks alot Ken I never read that since I've had my operating license, sounds like I might be able to take the test now. Really strange you can be an agent or operator and not have any real experience handling chemicals to take the test, stupid lawmakers. How does it work in Indiana? Anyone can take the commercial pest test? Thanks Again
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Re: Spraying for Neighboring Farmers

Here you go Ken, this guy sprayed average 270 acres/hr for 24hrs, 6500 acres in a day

 

 

http://agfax.com/2017/03/13/spraying-record-smashed-in-australia-6518-acres-in-24-hour-stretch/ 

 

An Australian farming operation has broken the record for the most acres covered by a self-propelled sprayer in both a 24-hour period and in a single hour, according report on the British website Farmers Weekly.

In all, the machine:

  • Covered a total of 6,518-plus acres in 24 hours. That’s more than 10 square miles.
  • Sprayed nearly 372 acres in its best hour during the period.
  • Averaged 271 acres per hour in the record-breaking run.

The farming operation is located in the state of Western Australia and is owned by the Mason family – Karolyn, Tony and Brendan.

The records were broken early this month with a fully equipped 48m Agrifac Condor Endurance sprayer. The acreage was in 2 blocks with a total of 15 fields between the tracts. The fields included an assortment of the usual rural obstacles, including trees and power lines.

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Re: Spraying for Neighboring Farmers

Makes you wonder if they are reloading with a B-52...... Smiley Happy

 

That is always the efficiency issue not how fast or how wide, but how quick the refill occurs.

 

We have consistant, square, fairly flat fields but we could never touch that record....... We can't get the wind to stay down for 24 straight hours.

But yet the wind threat demands proformance ----- speed and effeciency because this opportunity is always fleeting.  And way too often is only 4-6 yours in morning and evening ------- or just nighttime.

 

 

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Re: Spraying for Neighboring Farmers

2001 - Boy your testing my memory here - lol   you can get a RT = Registered Technician License - Which you must be supervised by a fully certified Applicator - This is the funny part - That can be done by phone contact with that person - I believe - unless it was changed . You have to have 8 CCH's in 5 years with this .

 

Then you have the Cat. 1 - fully certified applicator - then you have to have 20 CCH's in 5 years .

 

Really - all you have to do is take the test - but they offer a all day class to prep you for the test - also they offer reading material for you to study for the class and test - That is the best route here - the reading and class - when I took my test many moons ago there a lot of re-test guys in there -  there was a bug indent. section on there - that tripped up a lot right there .

 

There was a lot of just common knowledge on there to .

 

Anyway that's about it from Indiana - lol

 

Ken

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