Custom Applicator Program

March 17-19, 2021

Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton, WI
Public Safety Training Center

CAP (Custom Applicator Program) is base training for new applicators who want behind-the-wheel experience and training. A 2.5 day program offered March 17-19, 2021 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
Heartland Ag Systems
Ziegler Ag Equipment
Riesterer & Schnell, Inc.

Overview Video of Program

Preferred Hotel:

Clarion Inn Appleton
3033 W. College Ave.
Appleton, WI
(920) 731-4141

2021 Custom Applicator Program Attendees

Day 1 Schedule

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

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

Day 2 Schedule

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

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

Day 3 Schedule

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

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

Thank you to our web sponsors:
CHSTrue North ConsultantsAg Systems