Making the Pressure Gauge your Speedometer – Tips with Tom #4

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Good spray quality is essential in application, but all of the factors involved can make getting there quite a challenge. In reviewing magazines, you may see that publishers will bold a certain pressure (like 40 psi). They do this not because that is the pressure the nozzle must experience, but because that is the pressure […]

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Choosing Nozzles for Diverse Applications – Tips with Tom #3

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After running through your sprayer’s routine maintenance, it’s time to assess the suitability of its nozzles for upcoming applications, and, let’s face it, that decision can be pretty complicated. Besides the typical competition between manufacturers, you also have to consider spray quality. Do you want coarse droplets? Fine droplets? Air induction nozzles? Twin-fan nozzles? How […]

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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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7 Tips for Purchasing a New Sprayer – Tips with Tom #1

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What’s the only surefire way to know whether or not the sprayer is applying product at the rate you’ve specified? Can you let the cab monitor set it and forget it? After the Question of the Day, Tom moves on to the very important decision of choosing a new sprayer. What’s your goal? Getting more […]

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50 Ways to Get Good Coverage

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50 Ways To Get Good Coverage Sung to the tune of “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” by Paul Simon. The problem is all inside your barley canopy The answer’s easy if you find it empirically I’d like to help in your quest for efficacy There must be fifty ways to get good coverage She said it’s […]

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