Does Higher Pressure Increase Spray Penetration?

This is a coarse droplet - seriously.

A very common question we hear at sprayer demonstrations is: “I want to drive the spray deeper into the canopy – does higher pressure help?” Well, here’s the classic government answer: “…yes and no.” It depends on two things. First, the size of the droplet and second, your tolerance for drift (ours is almost zero, […]

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The Pressure Gauge Shows More Than Pressure

A sick pressure gauge might be trying to tell you something...

Kim Blagborne (formally with Slimline Manufacturing) has long said that the pressure gauge on an airblast sprayer indicates more than just pressure. It can be used to diagnose a number of pump and plumbing issues… if you know what to look for. Here’s Kim’s troubleshooting guide to reading into what your gauge is REALLY telling […]

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The Case for Low-Drift Sprays

This article was written by Tom Wolf for “PEI Potato News Magazine”, a publication of the Prince Edward Island Potato Board (http://peipotato.org/). It is reprinted with permission. PEI Potato News Magazine “Should I be using low-drift nozzles?” It seems like a simple question with an obvious answer. We all want to reduce spray drift, and […]

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Exploding Sprayer Myths (ep.3): Nozzle Pressure

Tom and Jason - Myths Season 1

Here’s the third in our series of short, educational and irreverent videos made with Real Agriculture.We wanted to explain where pressure readings are taken on a sprayer and why it’s so important to know what pressure your nozzle is experiencing, rather than what the screens in your cab are telling you. Not only does pressure […]

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Exploding Sprayer Myths (ep.2): Canopy Penetration

This is the second of a series of short, educational and irreverent videos made with Real Agriculture to bring a little levity to sprayer education. Let’s face it – ironically, nozzles can be pretty dry. Here we enjoy an early morning soy bean scout and a light breakfast of toast as we demonstrate how pressure, droplet size and […]

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