The Pressure Gauge Shows More Than Pressure

A sick pressure gauge might be trying to tell you something...

Kim Blagborne (formally with Slimline Manufacturing) has long said that the pressure gauge on an airblast sprayer indicates more than just pressure. It can be used to diagnose a number of pump and plumbing issues… if you know what to look for. Here’s Kim’s troubleshooting guide to reading into what your gauge is REALLY telling […]

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The Case for Low-Drift Sprays

This article was written by Tom Wolf for “PEI Potato News Magazine”, a publication of the Prince Edward Island Potato Board (http://peipotato.org/). It is reprinted with permission. PEI Potato News Magazine “Should I be using low-drift nozzles?” It seems like a simple question with an obvious answer. We all want to reduce spray drift, and […]

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Hol Spraying Systems – Canadian airblast gets an upgrade

The first modern airblast sprayer was developed in the mid 1900’s, but competed with existing equipment before it was adopted by the majority. As you can see below, we’ve come a long way. As application technology continues to evolve and grow, so does the array of choices facing growers. Provide Agro (a subsidiary of N. […]

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An Adventure in Public Speaking

In 2016 I was invited to present at the 40th annual Tomato Days conference in Southern Ontario. Winter is a very busy time for those of us working in agricultural extension and we’re more likely to be on the road speaking to growers than in the office. This was one of those talks where I knew […]

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Top Sprayer Retrofits

Hypro's Express Nozzle Body End Caps on a short length of stainless boom.

You’ve got an older sprayer. Your neighbours have newer sprayers. For various reasons, you’ve decided against a trade.  How can you still get the benefits that newer sprayers deliver? Let’s explore how to improve your sprayer performance and productivity with strategic component upgrades. Most of the biggest gains will relate to the plumbing, especially filling […]

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