‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Here’s our rendition of the Christmas classic: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas… but with a bit of a sprayer-winterizing twist. You can hear us read it in the audio bar below, read it yourself, or watch as the talented Bridgette Readel (@bmreadel) reads it to you (end of article). Happy holidays from Sprayers101! ‘Twas the […]

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How Canadian Crop Protection Products are Assessed for Safety

As originally published by The Grower, August 2020. Pests such as insects, diseases, and weeds can affect our quality of life in many different ways. Pests can represent a threat to public health and the environment as well as create substantial negative impacts to the economy if they are not sufficiently managed. Crop protection products […]

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Assessing water sensitive paper – Part 3

This is the final part of our three-part article discussing methods for digitizing and processing water sensitive paper. You can read part one here and part two here. Morphological operations We can now move on to the larger shapes, or “morphology” of the objects in our binary image. Our goal is to quantify deposits by […]

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Assessing Water Sensitive Paper – Part 2

This is part two of our three-part monster-article on methods for digitizing and processing water sensitive paper. You can read part one here. Image analysis software There are many choices of software designed to analyze digitized WSP images (E.g. Optomax, Stainalysis Freeware, DropVision, ImagePro Plus, DropletScan, AgroScan, DepositScan, UTHSCA ImageTool). Some were developed for aerial […]

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Assessing Water Sensitive Paper – Part 1

About this article This is not a typical article for www.sprayers101.com. We like to develop actionable, data-driven content written in an easily-read format. Some articles discuss the results of research, some describe best practices and techniques, and occasionally there’s a song parody. But this article is different. We recently wrote about the three commercially-available brands […]

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