LAKE COUNTRY CO-OP AGRO TRUSTED ADVISOR QUICK HITTER
In-Season Record-Keeping, Why?
During a busy spray season, it can be hard to keep track of everything that is happening on a day-to-day basis. Between the weather, crop stages, unforeseen issues, mechanical problems, and everything that can happen when we least expect it; it's very important to have a copy of what you have done. Keeping records is not only beneficial for your own assurance but also for accurate information for your agronomists’ future reference. Having a semi-detailed field summary can become very beneficial.
Take a few minutes to jot down the date, approximate field stage, the product you are spraying, the rate you are using, water volume, the temperature, and the wind speed/direction during the application. This information can be highly useful if you are inquiring about a product complaint as it helps when you have the facts to back your case. When spraying, if something in the field looks "off" such as colouring, bare patches, excess weeds, or anything out of the ordinary, write it down. You can send this information to your agronomist and they will be able to look into it to see if there is a solution to the issue. At the end of the season, the information that you recorded on the individual fields can be useful for record-keeping and future planning. Paying attention to products that you have sprayed that might have cropping restrictions or if you have any residual problems the following year. All the data can be useful at some point.
If interested, your information can be stored in an agronomy tool within the Co-op that can help keep track of the data, crop rotation, products used and fertilizer applied year over year. Contact your Local Grow Team Agronomist for more information.
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