Air Assist Improves Coverage in Corn

Why aren’t there more air-assist boom sprayers in Canada? I can understand why field croppers might hesitate to pay for the feature because it’s only been in recent years that fungicide applications have become a regular part of their annual spray program. But, high-value horticultural muck crops like onion and carrot, or field vegetables like […]

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Three Features that Should be Standard on all Sprayers

One of my main activities in the winter is public speaking. Attending producer meetings gives me the privilege of meeting many farmers, learning about their operations, and sharing my research results. I enjoy providing practical solutions to problems. But there are three issues that always come up to which I wish I had better answers. […]

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Exploding Sprayer Myths (ep.2): Canopy Penetration

This is the second of a series of short, educational and irreverent videos made with Real Agriculture to bring a little levity to sprayer education. Let’s face it – ironically, nozzles can be pretty dry. Here we enjoy an early morning soy bean scout and a light breakfast of toast as we demonstrate how pressure, droplet size and […]

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The Perfect Sprayer Boom for Ginseng?

The improved drop arm

In 2013 we ran a sprayer coverage demonstration in a ginseng garden in Norfolk County, Ontario. The goal was to encourage growers to reconsider their spray operation with an eye to coverage. We performed a down-and-dirty comparison between simple disc-core nozzles and the considerably more expensive Arag Microjets. Opinions were mixed, but we were confident the […]

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