When is Fungicide Coverage Critical? Always!

Strawberry anthracnose. Photo by Pam Fisher, OMAFRA.

Introduction A local strawberry producer was just beginning his harvest when the entire field was suddenly stricken with anthracnose. He would have done almost anything to save it, but he could only watch in frustration as the disease quickly devastated his crop. While he was telling me this story, he was wringing his hands; I’m […]

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“What is spray drift?” & “Equipment and methods to reduce spray drift”

CropLife Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs partnered in 2012 to develop two educational videos on pesticide application best management practices in an effort to educate, and hopefully to reduce the incidents of spray drift. The first video, ‘What is Spray Drift?’, highlights the various causes of spray drift. The […]

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Is it OK to Spray in the Early Morning? – Tips with Tom #2

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It’s early morning on a bright, clear day. The sun is just starting to climb. There’s a heavy dew on the crop. Should you still head out to spray? Well, the dew is one thing, but there’s a much larger factor at play here that should factor in your decision. Whether or not you should […]

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How Fast Should I Drive My Sprayer?

It seems simple: The faster you drive the sprayer, the more area you cover. This makes higher travel speeds a seductive method for improving productivity. Sprayer manufacturers knew this 25 years ago when pull-type sprayers first received bigger, suspended outrigger wheels. Since then they’ve delivered more powerful engines, better hydraulic motors, smoother suspension and cruise […]

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