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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
In agriculture, we’re presented with research results all the time. Sometimes it’s agrichemical reps promoting new pesticides. It could be seed people showing better yields. Maybe it’s equipment dealers demonstrating return on investment or fuel savings. Even university research and government extension have been ...Read More
You read right – SPRAYING ORGANIC. Many people don’t realize that organic operations apply sprays to their crops, too. The criteria for what can be sprayed is what makes the operation “organically certified”. Here was my somewhat generic 2014 talk designed to introduce new ...Read More
Spraying highbush, cane and bramble berries is challenging. Invasive insects such as spotted-wing drosophilla have made canopy management and IPM crucial to keeping the farm clean. And, when the crop scout reports that it’s time to spray, you need enough sprayer capacity to hit the ...Read More