Selecting the Right Sprayer Boom Height – Tips with Tom #5

What’s the right choice for nozzle fan angle? 80 degrees or 110 degrees? This question leads us to boom height. How do we select the right boom height? Nozzle fan angle does play a role, but so does the type of sprayer you run and, more importantly, the height that creates the best overlap pattern. […]

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Exploding Sprayer Myths (ep.7): Boom Height

It’s a new season of Exploding Sprayer Myths, and we celebrate with a new opening sequence! In this episode WE demonstrate the importance of nozzle spacing, spray angle and boom height. They also turn a hapless pineapple into a projectile and spray dyed antifreeze on a cold winter day. Learn more about how boom height […]

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Boom Heights at Fan Angles Worksheet

Use this spreadsheet to calculate the minimum boom heights needed for various applications. Some caution: The values are theoretical and assume the fan angles are accurate. Some nozzles don’t produce the advertised fan angle. Enter your actual angle in the spreadsheet The theory assumes that the droplets at the edge of the fan always move […]

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How Low Can You Go?

There’s a lot of talk about lowering the boom to reduce drift and make twin fan nozzles more effective. But how low can we actually go with a boom before striping becomes a problem? We’ve done some calculating and have come up with answers. First, a few guidelines. Tapered flat fan nozzles require overlap to […]

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Experimental Hops Sprayer

First, a warning… In 2013, when this sprayer was constructed, Ontario’s hops acreage was expanding for the first time in many years. While there were a few large operations, most were small acreage hobbyists and part-time hops growers that did not have any experience spraying the crop. The latter operations recognized a need to spray, […]

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