Exploding Sprayer Myths (ep.8): Volume

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About Jason Deveau (Spray_Guy)

Jason (@spray_guy) is the OMAFRA Application Technology Specialist. BSc (Biology and Psychology '96), MSc (Plant science '98), PhD (Plant cell electrophysiology '03). Jason studies and teaches methods to improve the safe, effective and efficient application of agricultural inputs. Co-administrator of Sprayers101, co-author of the Airblast101 Textbook, slow cyclist, slower runner.

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In this episode of Exploding Sprayer Myths, Tom and Jason 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’s 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.