Diagnosing Airblast Coverage

Assuming there are no mechanical or maintenance problems, water-sensitive paper can be used to diagnose sprayer performance. Go here to read more about water-sensitive paper. Interpreting the results and knowing what changes to make is the critical part of the process. Observing no coverage, or a sodden paper, make for obvious conclusions… but what about everything in between? Here […]

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Nozzle Sizing and Calibration Charts

Application Chart (metric)

Need to find the right nozzle size for your application?  Sometimes a simple chart is the easiest way to figure things out.  Print it and place it in your sprayer cab. In this chart, identify your water volume along the top row, and follow the column until you encounter the travel speeds you’re interested in. […]

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Unit conversion tables

Metric/Imperial

Canada, like most of the world, is officially Metric. Our American friends are US Imperial. It sounds very cut and dried, doesn’t it? Anyone that’s tried to calibrate a sprayer in Canada quickly discovers that we’re really a horrible amalgam of the two systems. Our sprayers and nozzles often hail from the states, and that means US […]

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How to Properly Set Up a Crop Sprayer

Article reprinted with kind permission from an original article written by Oliver Hill in the February, 2017 edition of Farmers Weekly. Photos ©Kathy Horniblow. Crop spraying is one of the most important and highly skilled jobs undertaken on any arable farm, but it is facing increased public scrutiny. This is why it is vital that the kit […]

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Alternate Row Spraying

Alternate row spraying is an application method where the air-assist sprayer does not pass down every alley during an application. The sprayer operator is relying on the spray to pass through one or more rows and provide acceptable coverage to the entire canopy (or canopies) on a single pass. Some state agencies promote this spraying […]

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