Evaluating Self-Propelled Sprayer Ownership with the OwnSprayer Spreadsheet

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The trend towards less tillage brought about by advances in farm chemicals, especially herbicides, has sharply increased the availability and interest in self-propelled crop sprayers that can be used for both pre- and postplant treatments. This paper accompanies the OwnSprayer computer spreadsheet, which was developed as a decision aid to help individuals think through the self-propelled sprayer ownership decision. Because the purpose of this paper is more of a “user’s guide” as opposed to an academic paper, most of the underlying assumptions and formulas used are simply asserted rather than developed here.

 

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Authors: 
Kevin Dhuyvetter
Authors: 
Rich Llewelyn
Authors: 
Terry Kastens
Publisher: 
Kansas State University
Year: 
2010