Pro Tips for Pre-Harvest and Desiccation Sprays

A version of this article was originally written by @nozzle_guy as a guest blog for Farm At Hand, and is reproduced with permission. One of the smartest decisions a grower could make is to consider a late-season harvest-aid application. Particularly in years with thinner stands, weeds can maintain a foothold. Late season moisture can give […]

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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 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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Perspective on rates, volumes and coverage

This short article is a thought exercise designed to give some perspective on chemical rates, carrier volumes and the foliar area we expect them to protect. Imagine we are spraying the fungicide Captan on highbush blueberry. In Canada, the label rate is to apply 2kg/ha (28.5oz/ac) of planted area. Captan is 80% active ingredient, so […]

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