Remove and scrub your filters

This article was co-developed by Mike Cowbrough, OMAFRA Weed Management Specialist in Field Crops Why scrub filters? Why do we ask you to manually scrub residue from sprayer filters and housings before changing chemistries? Here are three reasons why rinsing in-place may not be good enough: There is potential for biologically-active levels of residue to […]

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Recirculating Booms – Introduction to the Concept

A lot of people are intimidated by sprayer plumbing. One look at the spaghetti bowl of spray mix and hydraulic hoses and valves, and they walk away. It hasn’t helped that much of it is concealed under the frame and all of it is in the same black colour, so figuring it out on your […]

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Biobeds for Pesticide Waste Disposal

One of the most challenging aspects of a spray operation is the disposal of leftovers or rinsate containing pesticides. Let’s be honest, too much of it is drained onto the ground in a corner of the yard or the field. Nobody’s happy about that, nobody’s proud of it, but what are the alternatives? Waste disposal […]

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Diluting 20,000-Fold with a 30 Gallon Remaining Volume in a 1,200 Gallon Tank

(This short article is an addendum to this article) Our goal in this example is to dilute by a factor of 20,000. The maximum amount of dilution possible with a 1,200 gallon tank and a 30 gallon remainder is 1200/30=40. The formulae: Dilution per Rinse = final dilution ^(1/# of rinses) Rinse Volume = (dilution […]

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How Clean is Clean?

One of the more perplexing questions in tank cleanout is knowing when the cleaning process is good enough to prevent harm. This question is especially relevant to producers that grow canola and use Group 2 herbicide products, or grow soybeans and use dicamba on some of their area. In both of these examples, crops can […]

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