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This NebGuide will help you determine whether you are covered by or exempt from the Worker Protection Standard and provide information on how to comply.

Many flotation sprayers are only used to spray fertilizers and herbicides in the spring. Ecofarming, however, represents a March to November market for them. Successful ecofarming requires precision spraying of herbicides on the winter wheat stubble, and offers tremendous opportunities for professional applicators. Commercial application eliminates some of the field work for the farmer, which is an important element for more efficient farming. The commercial applicator is also able to do a better job since he spends more time spraying and thus is able to afford better equipment. However, timeliness is important and the commercial operator must be careful to avoid becoming overcommitted.