7 Steps to Total Sprayer Cleanout – Tips with Tom #6

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The first question during the spray season is likely, “what kills this weed spectrum? The second might just be, “How do I clean our my sprayer properly without risking crop injury next go-round?” Tom Wolf, spray application specialist and @Nozzle_Guy, answers not just that question, but also a few more — “Can you neutralize chemical?” […]

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Selecting the Right Sprayer Boom Height – Tips with Tom #5

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What’s the right choice for nozzle fan angle? 80 degrees or 110 degrees? This question leads us to boom height. How do we select the right boom height? Nozzle fan angle does play a role, but so does the type of sprayer you run and, more importantly, the height that creates the best overlap pattern. […]

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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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