The intense spraying season is over because the corn is now starting to tassel and is too tall for a sprayer to drive over it. Before that happened was crazy in my opinion.
In around 3 weeks time, Brad sprayed over 8,500 acres. That’s under half of what he’ll spray this year.
Consider that he didn’t spray on days it was raining, on days after a good rain (because he didn’t want to get stuck in a field) and on days when the wind was blowing more than 17mph (give or take a few depending on what was around the field he was spraying).
He had his alarm set for 2 different times: 3:45 or 4:15 (if he needed to sleep in).
If the weather cooperated and things went without a hiccup, he would end his day between 8 and 9 pm.
The black tank on his sprayer trailer holds 3200 gallons of water. On a day full of spraying, he would have to refill it in the middle of the day.
A sprayer report for a field has a chart that might look like this on it:
Halex 4pts/acre 80 gal
Status 2.5oz/acre 400 oz
Atra .6#/acre 96#
Class Act 1 gal/100 16 gal
Water 10/gal 1600
I would have to annoy Brad with many questions if I wanted to explain that.