General Operation Articles

Minimizing Pesticide Waste

Waste (noun): an act or instance of using or expending something to no purpose. In agriculture, environment and economy are intertwined. Producers strive to obtain the maximum return on their inputs. They study incremental returns and avoid applying more inputs than necessary, especially if ...Read More

Selecting a Sprayer Pump

When I had to replace a pump on a small scale sprayer, I had a lot of questions about how they worked, their capacities, hose sizes, mounting solutions and fittings. I turned to the Pentair Hypro Shurflo catalog and found a very helpful guide ...Read More

Pumps for Applying Crop Protection Products

The pump is the heart of the sprayer and a key component for producing the flow of spray material and sprayer output. Because various spraying situations require different pressures and flow rates, using the correct sprayer pump is essential to achieving desired results. In ...Read More

Oh the Places You’ll Spray

In the home farm’s west field, where the soybeans won’t grow, and the wind blows the soil from deep tillage you know, and no pollinators come, excepting old crows is the patch of resistant pigweed. And downhill in the boundary, some neighbours say, if ...Read More

End of Spraying Season Checklist

It’s finally that time of year to put away the most-used piece of farm equipment, the sprayer. Winterizing is a necessary step, but also an opportunity to do a few extra things. Winterizing First, clean and rinse the sprayer tank and wash the sprayer ...Read More