Exploding Sprayer Myths (ep.8): Volume

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About Jason Deveau (Spray_Guy)

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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In this episode of Exploding Sprayer Myths, we lay out four steps to determining the most appropriate spray volume required to achieve good coverage.

  1. Understand how the product works
  2. Understand the target
  3. Understand droplet behaviour
  4. Understand the plant canopy

Joined by Syngenta‚Äôs show-stealing Dr. Doug Baumann, and with the help of a lot of caffeine, we learn that there’s no silver bullet to choosing a spray volume.

Special thanks to Syngenta Honeywood, and to Real Agriculture.