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2012 Version of the Orchard Spray Record Spreadsheet Now Available at Penn State FREC Website!

Posted: April 18, 2012

The Orchard Spray Record Spreadsheet has been updated for 2012 with 26 new pesticides and herbicides. This is an easy-to-use tool to help growers keep track of spray records with individual sheets for Apples, Peaches, Cherries and Pears. The spreadsheet is set up with drop-down lists for easier and faster completion. It will keep track of the various products used and maintain a cost summary.
Sladjana Prozo, Penn State Extension Ag Innovations Program Manager
 

 

You will find the spray record spreadsheet at the Fruit Research and Extension Center (FREC) website under Resources. Once you download the spreadsheet, here are some simple steps for using it:

 

  1. Begin with filling in your information in the Background Information Tab (Acreage & Applicator Name & License Number).
  2. For each application, select the growth stage from the drop down list, enter application date, and start/stop times of each application. Select applicator (your name should appear if filled out in Background Information), target pests and pesticide trade names from the drop down lists, enter number of acres applied and spray rate and use the comments cell to add extra information.
  3. The spreadsheet will automatically fill in the pesticide product information (Formulation, Ingredients, EPA #, REI, PHI, Use).
  4. Fill in the Cost per Unit and the spreadsheet will calculate Total Costs including a Cost Summary in the Background Information Tab.

 

Please email Sladjana Prozo if you find that there are products missing and/or described incorrectly. If you have ideas for improving the spreadsheet we’d be happy to hear them as well!