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Backpack or knapsack sprayers are often overlooked in our world of self-propelled field sprayers and multi-row airblast sprayers. But, it’s the humble backpack sprayer that’s used in much of the worlds agriculture, and it’s still the sprayer of choice for the small plot work ...Read More
Canada, like most of the world, is officially Metric. Our American friends are US Imperial. It sounds very cut and dried, doesn’t it? Anyone that’s tried to calibrate a sprayer in Canada quickly discovers that we’re really a horrible amalgam of the two systems. Our sprayers ...Read More
We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run. –Amara’s Law of Computing We tend to overestimate the effect of a stewardship mistake in the short run and underestimate the effect in ...Read More
Some of our biggest struggles in spraying involve the start and end of each spray day. When starting a new field after the sprayer is cleaned, we need to prime the boom. If it’s full of water, that water has to be purged and ...Read More