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Not being able to finish a tank due to weather or any other reason happens to just about everyone. Is it OK to simply leave the sprayer as is, and resume spraying later after some agitation? In many cases, the answer is yes. Most pesticide ...Read More
Spring always brings renewed interest in sprayer calibration. This is good, because a well-maintained and calibrated sprayer will protect crops more effectively and efficiently, as well as reduce the potential for off-target drift and point source contamination. Presently, there is no nationally-recognized standard for sprayer ...Read More
Buzzwords: Addictive vocabulary with a shelf life. We love these terms, and they seem to make their way into our language virtually overnight. But perhaps it’s gone too far… “At the end of the day”, what do these buzzword-laden conversations mean? Do our “stakeholders” even know ...Read More
Airblast operators have to know the volume of spray mix their airblast sprayers emit for a given area. Generally, this is referred to in L/ha or US g/ac. This information must be recorded to comply with traceability requirements (e.g. CanadaGAP) and to ensure they are ...Read More