Boomless Nozzle Performance

NOTE: This article has proved very popular, and subsequently we received emails with additional information. The article has now been expanded to include work performed by Dr. Bob Wolf et al. Part 1: Boomless nozzles are used for vegetative management activities where it’s not practical, or sometimes even impossible, to use a horizontal boom. Consider highway easements […]

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Strategies to Spray the Top of a Canopy

The original Munckhof deflectors were reversed, and a larger set of extensions were fabricated and attached.

Orchardists, nurserymen and hop growers share something in common – they want to get spray to the top of a tall plant canopy with as little waste as possible. The tops of trees, for example, are a primary site of infection as they filter spores from the air, so fungicide coverage is critical. Spraying the […]

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Flag the Technology – because accidents happen

Corn field with glyphosate (white) and glufosinate (bright green) stacked technology. (Photo from UofA FSA2162)

We like to keep things simple ’round here, and this poka-yoke from Arkansas is both simple and effective. What’s a poka-yoke? Poka-Yoke is a Japanese term that means “mistake-proofing”. It’s a mechanism that helps an equipment operator avoid (yokeru) mistakes (poka) by preventing, correcting, or drawing attention to human errors as they occur. Thanks, Wikipedia. The problem: […]

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Hol Spraying Systems – Canadian airblast gets an upgrade

The first modern airblast sprayer was developed in the mid 1900’s, but competed with existing equipment before it was adopted by the majority. As you can see in Figure 1, we’ve come a long way. As application technology continues to evolve and grow, so does the array of choices facing growers. Provide Agro (a subsidiary […]

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Sprayer Nurse Truck Designs Part 2

One of our recent posts highlighted some great producer designed tender systems for the sprayer.  We posted four submissions, and are continuing the series with new submissions in this post. Our fifth submission comes from the folks at Pattison Liquid Systems of Lemberg, Saskatchewan I recently saw Phil Lingelbach of Pattison at a sprayer clinic. […]

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