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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Exploding Sprayer Myths (ep.7): Boom Height

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

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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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Air-Assist Booms

Air-assisted boom sprayers have been around since the 80s (likely longer). Common in Europe, they have demonstrated value in mitigating drift and improving canopy penetration. In North America, they are used by a few vegetable and berry growers, but are exceedingly rare among field croppers. There are a few possible reasons for this. Air-assist is […]

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Broadcast Boom Nozzle Spacing

North American built boom sprayers have nozzle spacings of 20” (50 cm in the rest of the world), but other spacings such as 15” (37 cm) and 10” (25 cm) also exist. What are the reasons for these alternative spacings and do they offer any inherent advantages? Why spacing matters Nozzles are spaced along a […]

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