How to Properly Set Up a Crop Sprayer

Article reprinted with kind permission from an original article written by Oliver Hill in the February, 2017 edition of Farmers Weekly. Photos ┬ęKathy Horniblow. Crop spraying is one of the most important and highly skilled jobs undertaken on any arable farm, but it is facing increased public scrutiny. This is why it is vital that the kit […]

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Canopy Management for Improved Airblast Coverage

Managing the canopy of any perennial crop (e.g. pruning, hedging, leaf stripping, etc.) is an important consideration. The benefits are manifold: It affects the health of the plant, the quantity and the quality of the yield. It allows light and air to circulate and it keeps the crop manageable. From the perspective of an airblast […]

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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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Strategies to Spray the Top of a Canopy

The original Munckhof deflectors were reversed, and a larger set of extensions were fabricated and attached.

Orchardists, nurserymen and hop growers share something in common – they want to get spray to the top of a tall plant canopy with as little waste as possible. The tops of trees, for example, are a primary site of infection as they filter spores from the air, so fungicide coverage is critical. Spraying the […]

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Exploding Sprayer Myths (ep.3): Nozzle Pressure

Tom and Jason - Myths Season 1

Here’s the third in our series of short, educational and irreverent videos made with Real Agriculture.We wanted to explain where pressure readings are taken on a sprayer and why it’s so important to know what pressure your nozzle is experiencing, rather than what the screens in your cab are telling you. Not only does pressure […]

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