|Savanna Springs Spraying|
Recently we added Spraying Equipment to the drill so we can plant and spray herbicides at the same time. This can be an economic time saver or a way to touch up residual weeds.
Herbicide spraying can be done at the same time as no-till planting. Costs range from an additional $20-$50/Acre depending on the total number of acres done, the number of herbicides used and the amounts & costs of each herbicide & surfactant used.
Answering machine (608)328-2300
Home Phone: (608) 325-4606
Cell #: (608) 558-2075
| To prepare projects for
planting they often need to be sprayed with herbicides to get rid of weedy
competition. We are able to do this with a specially equipped 4 WD
ATV with which we can do spraying or trail cutting. Some herbicides such
as Plateau can be sprayed on after or with planting and suppress
Round-up & Plateau herbicides are the two main herbicides used in prairie planting. Round-up generally kills anything we spray it on quickly without residual chemical activity. This is often used in preparation to planting or at the same time as planting. Plateau on the other hand has a great deal of carry over, takes a while to work, selectively does a great job of preventing annual weeds and late in the season actually seems to promote prairie species that it seemed to suppress initially. These two herbicides can be used separately or together.
ATV Spraying Costs
Over 20 Acres: $10/Acre
10-20 Acres: $12/Acre
5-10 Acres: $15/Acre
2-5 Acres: $20/Acre
Less than 2 Acres: $25/Acre
Set-up & Delivery: $2/mile One Way
Herbicide costs: Will depend on how much of & how many different herbicides & surfactants are used (usually $15-$30/A)