Homegrown Sprayer Rebuild – Fixed Tower

It was Saturday morning in April, 2016 when I received an email from Steven Bierlink, an orchardist in Washington State. He was curious about the impact of air induction nozzles on lime-sulphur applications (intended to thin apple blossoms). Work-life balance notwithstanding, I happily grabbed a hot cup of coffee and we got on the phone. It […]

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Three Features that Should be Standard on all Sprayers

One of my main activities in the winter is public speaking. Attending producer meetings gives me the privilege of meeting many farmers, learning about their operations, and sharing my research results. I enjoy providing practical solutions to problems. But there are three issues that always come up to which I wish I had better answers. […]

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Spray Equipment From the 2016 Great Lakes EXPO

Michigan’s Great Lakes EXPO is a massive horticultural convention that draws international speakers and more than 4,000 attendees to Grand Rapids every December. Like any large agricultural conference, it can be challenging to run back and forth between lecture rooms to hear key presentations. And, of course, there is always disappointment when you have to […]

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Hol Spraying Systems – Canadian airblast gets an upgrade

The first modern airblast sprayer was developed in the mid 1900’s, but competed with existing equipment before it was adopted by the majority. As you can see below, we’ve come a long way. As application technology continues to evolve and grow, so does the array of choices facing growers. Provide Agro (a subsidiary of N. […]

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Top Sprayer Retrofits

Hypro's Express Nozzle Body End Caps on a short length of stainless boom.

You’ve got an older sprayer. Your neighbours have newer sprayers. For various reasons, you’ve decided against a trade.  How can you still get the benefits that newer sprayers deliver? Let’s explore how to improve your sprayer performance and productivity with strategic component upgrades. Most of the biggest gains will relate to the plumbing, especially filling […]

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