Spraying Organic Products

Organic Agitation

You read right – SPRAYING ORGANIC. Many people don’t realize that organic operations apply sprays to their crops, too. The criteria for what can be sprayed is what makes the operation “organically certified”. Here was my somewhat generic 2014 talk designed to introduce new organic applicators to sprayer basics. I have to admit, I was a […]

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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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Sprayer Nurse Truck Designs Part 2

One of our recent posts highlighted some great producer designed tender systems for the sprayer.  We posted four submissions, and are continuing the series with new submissions in this post. Our fifth submission comes from the folks at Pattison Liquid Systems of Lemberg, Saskatchewan I recently saw Phil Lingelbach of Pattison at a sprayer clinic. […]

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Sprayer Nurse Truck Designs

We’ve recently been talking about how we can increase sprayer productivity by decreasing downtime. The main productivity robbers are time spent filling and cleaning. Using our productivity calculator, we’re able to show a 30% increase in acres per hour with some relatively simple changes to how we fill the sprayer. It’s important to actually measure the […]

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Agrifac Condor: A Wake-up Call For North American Sprayer Manufacturers?

I like good ideas.  And at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock this fall, I saw a sprayer that puts a lot of them in one place.  I’m talking about the Agrifac Condor Endurance.  I’ve seen European sprayers before, even operated a few.  And although they are all well-engineered machines, the Netherlands-based Condor might be […]

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