7 Tips for Purchasing a New Sprayer – Tips #1

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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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What’s the only surefire way to know whether or not the sprayer is applying product at the rate you’ve specified? Can you let the cab monitor set it and forget it? After the Question of the Day, Tom moves on to the very important decision of choosing a new sprayer.

What’s your goal? Getting more acres sprayed correctly and at the right time

Tom offers perspective on seven factors that should play into sprayer selection, but sometimes don’t (new paint and machines that go BING! are very distracting), and how to weigh the pros and cons of each category.