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BARNYARD BRIEFS: Farm/garden sprayer calibration training scheduled

BARNYARD BRIEFS: Farm/garden sprayer calibration training scheduled

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Sprayer calibration training May 8

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A farm/garden sprayer calibration training workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, May 8, in Santee.

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The free workshop will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 3656 Tee Vee Road.

The workshop will include a classroom portion where methods of calibration will be discussed.

An outside portion will also be available. Here participants will have the opportunity to practice calibrating spray equipment. 

Topics to be discussed:

  • Calibrating for broadcast application
  • Calibrating banded application
  • Calibrating sprayers with multiple nozzles per row
  • Calculating liquid fertilizer rates

Pesticide credits will be offered.

For additional information or to register call Orangeburg County Extension Office at 803-534-6280 or email

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Urban tree care workshop

Orangeburg County Clemson Extension is putting on an urban tree care workshop on Monday, May 20, in Lexington.

Jimmy Walters -- certified arborist, state registered forester and president of the Southern Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture -- will discuss species selection, proper planting and pruning basics for improved urban tree care.

The workshop is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 605 West Main St. in Lexington.

Registration is $25 by May 16th. Late registration is $30.

Make checks payable and mailed to: Lexington Soil & Water District, 123 Park Rd, Lexington, SC 29072.

For more information contact Janet Steele, Clemson Extension – email:, phone 803-534-6280.

The workshop is a partnership of Clemson University Cooperative Extension and Lexington Soil & Water Conservation District.

Application has been made for Society of American Foresters CFE and International Society of Arboriculture CEU credits.


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