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 and nozzles often hail from the states, and that means US Imperial.
Our pesticide labels hail from the PMRA, and that means Metric
And so, when speaking with applicators about their sprayer practices, I’m often treated to mind-rending sentences like:
Well, I drive 18 mph, spraying about 150 L/ha and my pressure is about 40 psi. How many ml/min should my nozzles emit for a product that wants 100 grams per hectare?
Cue the quiet sobbing…
Well, your smoking calculators are in for a treat! In a fit of frustration I created the ultimate set of conversion tables that should set you right for almost any Imperial/Metric emergency! Find one I missed –I DARE you!
Simply find your current units in the left-hand column. Then find the units you are converting to in the upper row. Now multiply by the conversion figure where they intersect in the table.
Yes, they’re ugly, but they’re absolutely complete!
Perhaps there’s an app for that…