Spray Coverage in Potato

In June, 2014, 30 growers attended a spray coverage demonstration in a potato field in Alliston, Ontario. Our goal was to explore three questions: What is the effect of droplet size on coverage? What is the effect of volume on coverage? What is the effect of spray angle on coverage? This certainly wasn’t a scientific experiment. […]

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Soil Drench Applications in Strawberries

Article co-written with Pam Fisher, former OMAFRA Berry Crop Specialist, and Anne Verhallen, OMAFRA Soil Management Specialist In 2013, A few strawberry growers were asked what spray volume they used to apply routine pesticides. The results ranged from 250 to 650 l/ha (26.7 to 69.5 US g/ac) for fungicides, herbicides and insecticides. Miticide applications were as high […]

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Circulating Spray Mix Through a Tank-Rinse Nozzle Maintains Nematode Concentration

This article was co-written with Jennifer Llewellyn, OMAFRA Nursery Crop Specialist Many horticultural commodities, such as turfgrass and nursery crops, include the application of live nematodes as part of their annual IPM program. In 2013 we performed preliminary research into the claim that a grower’s nematode applications were becoming less effective. In the course of […]

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The Perfect Sprayer Boom for Ginseng?

In 2013 we ran a sprayer coverage demonstration in a ginseng garden in Norfolk County, Ontario. The goal was to encourage growers to reconsider their spray operation with an eye to coverage. We performed a down-and-dirty comparison between simple disc-core nozzles and the considerably more expensive Arag Microjets. Opinions were mixed, but we were confident the […]

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