Keep this checklist in your back pocket to stay safe when handling anhydrous

Another planting season is almost here and with it comes the risks associated with ammonia applications.

The Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health has several reminders before hitting the fields. They want producers to use appropriate protective gear like vented goggles, gloves, and a full face shield; inspect all components of the sprayer to avoid and catch any potential leaks; fill carts to about 85 percent due to the likeliness of anhydrous to expand when temperatures warm up; and finally, they say always keep a five gallon bucket of water nearby when using ammonia to dilute the effects if you come in direct contact.