Tank mixing urease and nitrification inhibitors in corn weed-and-feed applications

This article is based on work performed by Mike Schryver, BASF Technical Service Specialist. Introduction Nitrogen is an essential nutrient required throughout a plant’s lifecycle. It is commonly applied to corn in either a granular form as urea or in a liquid form as urea-ammonium nitrate (UAN). Depending on soil type and precipitation, significant amounts […]

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How to Calibrate a Drone

Calibration is a fundamental step in any spray application. To apply the correct product rate, we need to know how much liquid per unit land area is deposited under the sprayer. To conduct the calculations, either manually or through the drone software, we need to know the width of the spray swath. This task requires […]

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Airblast Nozzles – Distributing Flow

There’s a certain deer-in-headlights expression that creeps onto a sprayer operator’s face when we discuss nozzle selection. We sympathize with our field sprayer clients given the variety of brands, styles, flow rates and spray qualities they must choose from. And PWM has made the process even more complex. However, airblast operators face an additional challenge; Unlike […]

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Airblast sprayers for small operations

The Carrarospray ATVM (200 L pictured)

Did you come here looking for advice on which sprayer is best for your small operation? Are you looking to ditch the backpack mist blower? Do you want to avoid repeatedly mounting and dismounting a 3-pt hitch sprayer from your only tractor? Are you concerned you’ll have to sell an organ to be able to […]

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Air-Assisted Boom Sprayers

Hardi Commander (118 foot boom) with TWIN air-assist

Air-assisted boom sprayers have been around since the 70s. More common in Europe than North America, they have demonstrated value in mitigating drift and improving canopy penetration. The majority of air-assist systems are found on three-point-hitch or trailed sprayers, which is fine (and perhaps even preferable) as long as clearance, travel speed and acreage aren’t […]

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