Exploding Sprayer Myths (ep.3): Nozzle Pressure

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Dr. Jason Deveau (@spray_guy) has been the OMAFRA Application Technology Specialist since '08. He researches and teaches methods to improve the safe, effective and efficient application of agricultural sprays in specialty crops, field crops and controlled environments. He is the co-administrator of Sprayers101, co-author of the Airblast101 Textbook, a slow cyclist and an even slower runner.

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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 affect your application rate, but it affects your spray quality, which can be critical if your rate controller allows the pressure to drop below 30 psi.