This program consists of weed spraying demonstration plots. The department will provide the sprayer and enough chemical for the treatment of 10 acres of agricultural land or 100 gallons of spot spraying mix to be used on agricultural land. The department’s representative will demonstrate proper mixing and application techniques. A number of nuisance weeds can be treated under this program depending on the needs of the participant. This program is limited to broadleaf weeds.

Broadcast Spraying demonstration plots consist of:

  • 10 acres of agricultural land will be treated with chemical provided by the department
  • Application is performed with a two-wheeled trailer type sprayer equipped with boomless nozzles
  • If additional chemical is provided by the participant, an additional 10 acres can be treated

Spot Spraying demonstration plots consist of:

  • 100 gallons of broadleaf chemical mix which is applied until sprayer is empty
  • Application is performed with a two-wheeled trailer type sprayer equipped with a handheld spray wand used by the tractor operator
  • If additional chemical is provided by the participant, an additional 100 gallons can be sprayed

For each demonstration:

  • The participant must provide water source
  • The participant must provide tractor and operator
  • All chemical products must be labeled and the product label will be strictly followed
  • A maximum of 7 participants per county

This program is designed to target weeds that have a negative impact on the participant’s agricultural production. There will be an annual online application period to participate in this program. Applications can be completed from February 1 to February 29. To apply:  http://www.kyagr.com/consumer/nuisance-weed-spraying-program-application.aspx