Methods for applying fungicides in corn

This work was performed with Albert Tenuta (OMAFRA) and David C. Hooker (University of Guelph, Ridgetown). Objective Gibberella ear rot is a significant disease that reduces the quality of grain corn, especially with the accumulation of mycotoxins produced from the causal pathogen(s). With crop management practices providing only modest improvements in disease control, strategies to increase […]

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Venting Liquid-Filled Pressure Gauges

Liquid-Filled or Dry? Small-plot agricultural sprayers should have a pressure gauge on the wand or boom to ensure accurate application rates. Most are added after-market and the operator has the choice of buying liquid-filled or dry gauges. Glycerine- or silicone-filled gauges are preferred because they dampen pressure spikes, pulsation and mechanical vibration. Compared to dry […]

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Nozzle Night in Canada

We were invited to participate in an episode of The Vegetable Beet podcast (go subscribe right now!) Give a listen to “Spring Sprayer Startup on Centre Ice”. As well as providing excellent agronomic information for vegetable producers, the hosts and producers are talented entertainers. Many of their episodes end with a mock sponsor reel that […]

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Paint it black

Never fail, as spring turns to summer we get questions about algal growth in water tanks. There are lots of suggested solutions, but questions about pH antagonism and phytotoxicity seem to linger. We’re planning trials for this summer (2021) to explore how well copper pipe, copper wire, copper sulfate, citric acid and chlorine pucks work, […]

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Larry the Low-Drift Nozzle

Bridgette Readel (@BMReadel) is back! This time singing that holiday classic “Larry the Low-Drift Nozzle”! Enjoy the song and then check out the lyrics. You know Flat Fan and Flood Jet and Pulse Width and Wilger,Hypro and Greenleaf and TeeJet and Lechler.But do you recallThe most famous nozzle of all? Larry the low-drift nozzle Had […]

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