How to Nozzle an Airblast Boom

There’s a certain deer-in-headlights expression that creeps onto a sprayer operator’s face when we start talking about nozzles. I profess some sympathy for my field sprayer clients given the overwhelming variety of nozzle styles they must choose from, but I reserve most of it for the airblast operators. The reason being that horizontal booms carry the […]

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Pulse Width Modulation For Newbies

I was recently asked to describe Pulse Width Modulation to a non-farming audience. My instinct was to send them back to what we’d already written about the topic on Sprayers101, here and here. But on reviewing the material, I soon realized that most of our posts assume a certain amount of basic knowledge and understanding. What […]

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Storing Pesticide Mix Overnight

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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 mixtures are stable in short term storage. On resuming spraying, an agitation […]

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The Buzzword Conversation

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 what we’re talking about? Unfortunately, buzzwords are “the new normal.” And […]

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