Question of the Week: Fine Sprays for Fungicides?

The following question arrived from one of our prairie clients last week: “A retailer is promoting the use of hollow cone nozzles to be used on field sprayers (20” spacing) to apply fungicides which he claims out-perform any regular and twin fan tips. Claims: create an extra fine droplet for maximum coverage on the canopy […]

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Deciding on the Right Way to Spray

“What is the right way to apply this pesticide?” It’s one of the classic questions. Applicators know that spray method determines the efficacy of the application as well as its environmental impact. And it has to use time and water resources efficiently to make sense. To answer the question properly, we need to take things […]

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My Sprayer Santa Wish List

Dear Sprayer Santa, “I tried to be good this year.  It was hard, though.  Yes, I know that fast driving causes drift and lots of other problems.  But I couldn’t help it – the 375 horses under the hood needed the exercise.  I honestly didn’t mean it.  I’d have stopped had the air-ride not cushioned […]

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The 2015 in Review: 8 Points Evaluation of Your Spray Program – Tips with Tom #12

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During post-harvest down-time, it’s important to take a much needed breather.Then, before you know it’ll be time to start the shop projects and equipment maintenance for next year, if you haven’t started already. Before you get started, though, Tom Wolf has a handy list of things to evaluate, clean up, fix or replace on the […]

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Increase Sprayer Productivity Without Driving Faster

Timing trumps most things in crop protection. A great spray applied at the wrong time isn’t nearly as valuable as a mediocre spray at the right time. So how do we improve our ability to get things done at the right time? Often, we try to win races by driving faster. In our last article, […]

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