THE TRUE COST OF CANOLA TRACKS AND OPERATING/OWNING A SPRAYER
Tracks consume an average of 2% – 3% of your crop.
Example: 50 bushels / Acres x 3% = 1.5 bushels lost
1.5 Bushels x $8.00/ Bushel=$12.00 acre LOST under the tires just from tracks!
Plus owning / operating costs of $2.50/acre (fuel ,wages, maintenance, compaction, needing to loosen soil in traffic areas in fall, sprayer hours/ trade-in value)
$12.00/acre (from tire tracks) plus operational costs of 2.50/acre =
$14.50 an acre LOST (plus the cost of your Sprayer)
AERIAL APPLICATION COST
3 gallon Aerial Fungicide Application
$9.75 an acre
Aerial application saves $4.75 an acre compared to the cost of Canola tracks and owning / operating your own sprayer.
PLUS, Aerial application is fast and saves you time. What’s your time worth?