Spraying from Seven to Seven -or- Drop Pipes Next Season

We were long overdue for a new classic rock parody, so we decided to re-tackle one of the greatest rock ballads ever written. With the ongoing success of drop pipes (aka drop arms, drop legs, etc.) in corn, we’re promoting directed spraying in verse. If you’d like to read more about the research, check out […]

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Beluga Drop Hoses in Corn – Utility and Return on Investment

In 2019 we evaluated the spray coverage from nine application methods on corn silks. The results showed that a directed application from drop hoses (aka drop pipes, drop legs) suspended in between the rows gave significantly higher deposits. If you’d like some context and history, the article can be found here. The results led us […]

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Methods for applying fungicides in corn

This work was performed with Albert Tenuta (OMAFRA) and David C. Hooker (University of Guelph, Ridgetown). Objective Gibberella ear rot is a significant disease that reduces the quality of grain corn, especially with the accumulation of mycotoxins produced from the causal pathogen(s). With crop management practices providing only modest improvements in disease control, strategies to increase […]

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Spraying Sweet Corn

Jacto in Sweetcorn (Hamilton)

This article was written with information from George Hamilton, Field Extension Specialist with New Hampshire Cooperative Extension (retired), and from Dr. Ben Werling, West Michigan Vegetable Educator with Michigan State University Extension. Commercial sweet corn growers must use spray application equipment capable of depositing spray material at the ear zone. These producers often hail from […]

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Air Assist Improves Coverage in Corn

Why aren’t there more air-assist boom sprayers in Canada? I can understand why field croppers might hesitate to pay for the feature because it’s only been in recent years that fungicide applications have become a regular part of their annual spray program. But, high-value horticultural muck crops like onion and carrot, or field vegetables like […]

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