Monthly Archive:: May 2017

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 ...Read More

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 ...Read More

Compulsory, Standardized Sprayer Inspections

Spring always brings renewed interest in sprayer calibration. This is good, because a well-maintained and calibrated sprayer will protect crops more effectively and efficiently, as well as reduce the potential for off-target drift and point source contamination. Presently, there is no nationally-recognized standard for sprayer ...Read More

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 ...Read More