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Agrosoft Systems
Bringing Technology to Agriculture the Easy Way

How to Do Pesticide Rate Calculation Without Really Trying
... All About PestCalc for Windows ...

It's early in the morning. The sun is up, the sky is clear, and the wind... calm. Conditions are just perfect for that long overdue spray held back by the recent drizzly days. There's no time to waste. 'Have to do it as soon as possible! But wait. I need to figure out the application rate. What did I use last time? Hey, where's my calculator? How about my unit conversion table, I know I filed it in the spray log folder? Hmmm... the recommended pesticide rate is in pints and the sprayer was calibrated in gallons. I not only have to do the rate calculation but also do a unit conversion as well. Good grief. I know I had it already calculated before but where did I put it? There must be an easier way to do these calculations...

Is the above scenario familiar to you? If your answer is yes then don't despair, you are not alone. Each one of us pesticide users has to play and experience the same role over and over again because there is not a tool out there that would help us do the pesticide rate and unit conversion calculations... that is until now. Worry no more. Your days of fumbling with the calculator and conversion table is finally over. Do away with that spreadsheet macro with hard-to-remember combination keys. Beginning today, Agrosoft Systems is making available PestCalc for Windows©. PestCalc for Windows© is a dedicated pesticide rate and unit conversion calculation software designed to address calculation problems many of us come across every so often as pesticide applicators. With it, you'll be doing your own calculation in no time! Just enter the area and select the unit of area from the pull down menu, enter the recommended rate for the pesticide and select unit from a pull down menu, enter the optional overage factor (if you need to), then click on the "calculate" button. That's it! You'll have the answer in an instant. You need an answer in liters instead of gallons? No problem. Select the desired unit from the pull down menu in the Calculated Result box and PestCalc for Windows© will re-calculate the answer automatically without the need to click on the "calculate" button again. Pesticide rate calculation is just one of the operations that you can do with PestCalc for Windows©. Take a look at some of the software's screen shots (382 KB). A usage demonstration is also available for your evaluation. Other operations you can do with the same ease using the same intuitive interface (332 KB) include:

  1. Calculations involving active ingredients (a.i.)
    • a.i. calculation for spray mixture
    • Calculating the amount of pesticide based on a.i.
    • Determining the % a.i. in spray mixture
    • Determining the amount of pesticide for a dust mix
    • Determining the amount of wettable powder in a spray mix
  2. Calculations involving formulations
    • Dry/granular formulation
    • Liquid formulation
      1. Based on area
      2. Based on volume
  3. Concentration/dilution calculations
    • Growth regulator/retardant
      1. Drench
      2. Foliar
    • Converting ppm to percent; percent to ppm
  4. Greenhouse/storage bin fumigation calculations
    • Quonset structure
    • Quonset-style roof
    • Structure with even-uneven roof span
    • Rectangular and square bins/silos
    • Round bins and silos
  5. Tractor-mounted/hand-held sprayer calibration
    • Hand/backpack/greenhouse sprayer calibration
    • Tractor-mounted sprayers
      1. Method I
      2. Method II
  6. Miscellaneous sprayer calculations
    • Pump capacity
    • Nozzle capacity
    • Area sprayed
    • Tractor speed
    • Nozzle flow rate
    • Boom flow rate
    • Gallons/acre delivered
    • Acres/hour sprayed
  7. Estimation of tank capacities
    • Cylindrical tanks
    • Elliptical tanks
    • Rectangular tanks
  8. Aircraft spray calibration
    • Gallons/minute
    • Acres/minute
    • Acres covered
  9. Temperature unit conversion
    • Centigrade
    • Fahrenheit
    • Kelvin
  10. Area unit and broadcast-to-band rate conversion
    • Area unit conversion
    • Broadcast to band rate conversion

Besides the many features that would make your calculation life easier, PestCalc for Windows can bring you other intangible benefits as well:

  1. It takes the pressure off you from doing the calculations which allow you to do what you do best, be it managing people, overseeing the day-to-day farm activities of your company, conducting research, teaching, or growing the best ornamental plants in town
  2. PestCalc for Windows as a tool is always on your computer ready to be invoked at anytime... no more hunting for the calculator or unit conversion table
  3. Unit conversion is built into PestCalc so with just a selection from a pull down menu, conversion from one unit to the other (metric or English) is a snap and is automatically accomplished
  4. With PestCalc for Windows, you can now do your own calculation, no more miskeying the spreadsheet macro!
  5. It's inexpensive because it is a stand-alone application that runs by itself.  Some programs may appear to be inexpensive as well but in reality you need to have a fully licensed installation of other programs such as MS Excel® or MS Access® to use them.

When you use one or several of Agrosoft Systems' software you are not dealing with an ordinary company but a solid company with history, experience, and expertise behind it. Agrosoft Systems first launched its PestCalc for DOS© in 1992 and PestCalc DB© soon after that. Our list of reputable users include: USDA-ARS, Pioneer Hi-Bred®, Ciba-Geigy®, Del Monte Foods Corp.®, many greenhouse growers (US and Canada), numerous university researchers and extension specialists. The head of our software development team has an MS in Horticulture and a PhD in agronomy from the University of Nebraska. He was a licensed pesticide applicator in Texas and has had hands-on experience in managing both experimental and commercial farms. He is also a computer programmer and is well-versed in agricultural statistics.

Whether you need an effective tool to tackle all those intimidating pesticide rate calculations or you just want to be independent of other people who have been doing the calculations for you, it is a strong reason enough to order your PestCalc for Windows today.

System Requirements:

  • Operating system: Windows XP®, Windows Vista® or Windows 7®; runs on both 32- and 64-bit systems
  • 1 GB of RAM; more is better
  • At least 2 MB of free hard disk space
  • Optimized to run under 800x600 pixel resolution; runs better with higher resolution

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