OrchardMAX

OrchardMAX won the 2016 Canadian Agri-Marketing Association’s “Certificate of Merit” in the Mobile Apps Category. What is OrchardMAX? OrchardMAX is a free app developed by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs to improve sprayer efficiency and effectiveness in apple orchards. The app is based on the Crop-Adapted Spraying (CAS) model, which was tested in semi-dwarf and high-density […]

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Tortured Numbers: Basic Statistics for Growers

In North America, winter is agriculture conference and lecture season. Growers are inundated with graphs and charts and left to make sense of what they’re seeing. It might be an agrichemical rep promoting a new pesticide or a seed dealer comparing yields. Maybe an equipment dealer is illustrating return on investment. Even university researchers and government extension […]

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Airblast Budget and Work Rate Calculator

There are many factors that affect the work rate of an airblast application. If an operator can improve their work rate, without compromising spray efficacy or safety, they improve operational efficiency and save money. But how does each variable factor in? Is it worth the cost of a tender truck and operator to fill more […]

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Productivity Calculator

Want to figure out how your sprayer configuration affects your productivity? ┬áTry out this little calculator that tells you acres per hour, the amount of productivity lost to turning and filling, and the benefit of longer booms. You might be surprised how productive you can be without driving faster. To see other apps, click here. […]

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