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LAKE COUNTRY CO-OP AGRO TRUSTED ADVISOR QUICK HITTER

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NH3 Safety

 

During anhydrous season we want our customers to work safely. Wearing personal protective equipment when checking over the equipment or unplugging shanks is very important to one's safety. With PPE, a pre-use inspection is vital to ensure maximum protection. Make sure your mask is clean and functional because a proper seal between mask and skin is a must. Check your gloves for holes or deterioration. Also, proper footwear is important to prevent burns from product. Following the guidelines set out in our producer training program will make your experience rewarding and safe.

 

When applying NH3, there are a few key things you can do to make the product work best for your farm. Calibrating equipment and understanding how much you are applying is a must. Temperatures will vary the amount of product a typical applicator will apply as pressure changes in the nurse tank so must the rate of application change. It is important to watch for vapor as this is an indication that you may be losing product, it could be a broken or cracked house, or the applicator not applying at the recommended depth either from wear of applicator tips or simple air pressure on the applicator tips. Always ask your retailer if you have questions or product concerns.  Always remember that water is the only first aid measure when it comes to anhydrous so have an ample supply at all times.  

To learn more, contact your Lake Country Co-op Grow Team Member. Published April 2021, Kevin.