Tips with Tom Articles

What’s with dew? – Tips #9

When warm air is cooled, it loses some of its moisture-holding capabilities. This change often occurs at night, when plants (and other objects) cool. Once the temperature of the surface of the leaves, for example, drops below the dewpoint, it causes water to condense, ...Read More

Measuring Spray Coverage – Tips #8

The importance of good spray coverage is emphasized in all kinds of agricultural publications, including product labels. But, according to Tom Wolf, “the labels are remarkably silent on what good coverage actually is and how you can actually measure it.” Wolf goes on to ...Read More

Spray Quality – Tips #7

One of the greatest threats to lost return and non-target plant damage in spraying is drift. Spray applicators have to be conscious of all kinds of factors that affect the risk of drift, including wind speed, boom height, potential inversions and, of course, spray ...Read More