Ranch hosts field day

Ever wonder what an adjuvant is? It’s all part of the mix.

Ever wonder what an adjuvant is? It’s all part of the mix.

According to the Washington, DC based trade organization Council of Producers & Distributors of Agrotechnology, an adjuvant is “a material added to a tank mix to improve pesticide spreading, wetting, canopy and leaf penetration, and adhesion. Adjuvants have the potential to decrease the number of pesticide applications needed, reduce pesticide drift, eliminate foaming problems in spray tank mixtures, provide acidification to reduce alkaline hydrolysis and reduce unintended exposures and potentially adverse environmental effects.”

Local residents will have an opportunity to learn this and much more about soils, fertility, weed identification and control for range pasture and crops during a Rancher’s Field Day that is planned for Friday, June 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fossen Ranch above Rock Creek.

Speakers will cover topics including:

• Range and pasture herbicides, and crop herbicides

• Equipment calibration, surfactants and adjuvants

• Invasive plant identification

• Soils and fertility

• Crop seed varieties

Lunch will be provided.

Come out to this free event to learn about soils, fertility, weed identification and control for range, pasture, and crops.

Please register by June 6 by contacting Barb Stewart, Boundary Invasive Species Program Co-ordinator, at 250-446-2232 or boundaryinvasives@gmail.com. The field day is being sponsored by Growers Supply Co. Ltd, Dow AgroSciences and the Boundary Invasive Species Society.