Developed in collaboration with AGCO, this course is specifically for seasoned applicators with more than three years of experience. This training course is designed as a refresher for experienced applicators.
Key elements of the course include:
Professionalism and importance of the applicator's role.
Safety on the road.
Understand your responsibility as a professional applicator and the consequences of poor decisions, shortcuts or misapplication of a product.
Understand the differences in tank additives.
Weed identification using virtual reality goggles.
Learn how to reduce or eliminate off-target applications due to spray drift.
Exercise various drift management strategies to hone your skills in selecting the proper combination of drift controls for the different field situation you may encounter.
Tank cleanout; what to watch for and how to know when it is really clean.
Reading and understanding product labels - the roadmap to success.
Understand how to protect yourself in an emergency.
Complete math and measurements with more confidence.
Understanding sprayer components and systems.
Learn why calibration is the cornerstone of all accurate applications - liquid and dry.
Experience first-hand the need for agitation.
Understanding and appreciating the importance of recordkeeping.
Training supports your effort to pass your State applicator test. We test at the end of each section using an Audience Response System with questions on practical knowledge.
Learn how to assess each field - know where to start and what to look for before beginning.
Competency is demonstrated throughout the course, but especially in the last session where tabletop scenarios are used to decide to spray or not to spray, based on the situation facing them.
Bloomington, IL – Applicator Training Center
2 (Tuesday - Wednesday)
8:00 am – 5:00 pm CST
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTORS
Combined experience, the instructors for this cutting-edge course have more than 90 years. Greg Yoder is the lead instructor assisted by Gary Cornell. Both instructors are seasoned professionals from within the ag industry who started their careers as professional applicators in the early 70’s. The team of Greg and Gary bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the course.