Larry the Low-Drift Nozzle

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Tom Wolf is based in Saskatoon, SK and has 33 years research experience in the spraying business. He obtained his BSA (1987) and M.Sc. (1991) in Plant Science at the University of Manitoba, and his Ph.D. (1996) in Agronomy from the Ohio State University. Tom focuses on practical advice that is research-based to improve the efficiency of producers.

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Bridgette Readel (@BMReadel) is back! This time singing that holiday classic “Larry the Low-Drift Nozzle”! Read the lyrics and then head to the bottom of the article to enjoy Bridgette’s rendition.

You know Flat Fan and Flood Jet and Pulse Width and Wilger,
Hypro and Greenleaf and TeeJet and Lechler.
But do you recall
The most famous nozzle of all?

Larry the low-drift nozzle
Had a very “big-drop” spray
And if you ever saw it
You’d never see it drift away.

All of the other nozzles
Used to laugh and call him names
They never let poor Larry
Join them on their spray boom frames.

Then one windy summer’s eve
Farmer came to say
“Larry with your spray so coarse
Won’t you fight this gusty force?”

Then how the neighbours loved him
As they shouted out with glee
“Larry the low-drift nozzle
Stewardship for chemistry!”