You may be required by law to report your pesticide use or you may simply be ahead of your state’s requirements–either way, Fieldwork lends you the ability to manage each product’s unique and specific mixture/dilution rates, application methods, and application devices to improve your overall pesticide reporting.
Keeping detailed pesticide records may seem like a mundane, useless task–busy work that keeps you away from really making money… But that’s not actually the case. Keeping detailed records can actually improve your operation, save you money and enhance your professional image.
Why should I spend time creating detailed reports*?
- To evaluate how well a chemical worked, particularly if you used reduced rates or alternative application techniques
- To determine how much pesticide you will need in a future year, so that you will not have to store or dispose of extra chemicals
- To prevent carryover injury and improve rotation decisions
- To possibly protect you from legal action if you are accused of improper pesticide use
- To give to food processors as required for evaluating the potential for residues
- To respond to the public’s concern regarding pesticide use
- To save money by helping a manager determine the best pesticide management program
* Information cited from: U.S. Department of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A & M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pi246