Sprayer Tank Cleanout

With in-crop spraying right around the corner, sprayer tank clean out is an important topic to address on your farm. Many farms have done the same clean-out routine for years and not had any issues with contaminating residues in the tank resulting in crop damage. Although the old saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix […]

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Tank Rinse Dilution

If you have a limited amount of clean water to rinse your sprayer, this app can help you decide how to make the best use of it.  Simple enter two values – the amount of pesticide remaining in your tank sump (including the suction line to the pump and the return line to the tank), […]

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An Easier Way to Clean Your Sprayer

Farming can be divided into pleasant and unpleasant tasks.  Seeding is pleasant.  Hauling oats or barley not so much.  Sprayer cleaning is…not.  And yet it’s the unpleasant tasks that are often the most important.  How can we make them better? We all know the need for a properly cleaned sprayer.  Herbicide residue can harm a […]

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Airblast Pressure Gauge Accuracy

Two gauges keep each other honest – this GB (Italian-made Good Boy) is sporting a home-made assembly that cost ~$50 to assemble, including the second gauge. The silver spray paint on the black pipe prevents rust and makes it look pretty darn sharp.

Many operators use budget pressure gauges on their sprayers and have never changed them or tested their accuracy. This makes assessing sprayer performance and output difficult. Sprayer performance has a direct impact on coverage, efficiency, and efficacy because a faulty gauge may cause you to spray more or less product than you intended; read more […]

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Cleaning Your Sprayer

Sprayer Cleaning

We all know the importance of cleaning out a sprayer. It protects a sensitive crop. It protects people working with the sprayer. It protects the sprayer and its components. But cleaning the sprayer is a pain. Here are some tips to make it easier. Some herbicide label instructions are cumbersome, requiring many flushes with full […]

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