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Custom Applicator Program

March 14-16, 2018

Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, WI

CAP (Custom Applicator Program) is base training for new applicators who want behind-the- wheel experience and training. A 2.5 day program offered in March at Fox Valley Technical College.

Today’s highly sophisticated sprayers are critical investments for your business.

Customers depend on your ability to save them time, work and money through precise pesticide applications. Your rig needs to be ready to roll on a moment’s notice and you cannot afford errors. Is your new employee prepared to jump behind the wheel of that expensive new rig? This course will cover the important classroom topics and will provide eight hours of behind-the-wheel training for each student. Investing in a few days of training for your applicators could make all the difference down the road.

Co-Sponsored by:

WI Agri-Business Assoc.
Fox Valley Technical College - UW Extension
Ag Systems
Ziegler Ag Equipment
Riesterer & Schnell, Inc.


Overview Video of Program

Hotels:
Best Western Fox Valley Inn
3033 W. College Ave.
Appleton, WI
(920) 731-4141
Candlewood Suites
4525 W. College Avenue
Appleton, WI
(920) 739-8000

2017 Custom Applicator Program Attendees

Day 1 Schedule - FVTC Ag Campus

10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • Student Sign-in
  • Sprayer Overview (hands-on)
  • Pesticide Mixing & Tank Cleanout
  • Dry Fertilizer Application-Equipment
  • Wet-loading a Spray Rig (hands-on)
  • Pesticide Calculations
  • Making an Application from Start to Finish

Day 2 Schedule - FVTC Public Safety Training Center

8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • Spray Rig Driving
  • Raven or John Deere Task Computers
  • Sprayer Field Operation
  • Pulse Width Modulation
  • Rules of the Road

Day 3 Schedule - FVTC Public Safety Training Center

8:00 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.

  • Sprayer Cross Training
  • Crop Staging & Weed Identification
  • Spray Rig Cross Training
  • Written Exam


Wisconsin Agri-Business Association
2801 International Lane, Suite 105 • Madison, WI 53704
Phone: (608) 223-1111 • Fax: (608) 223-1147