Six Spray Technology Skills for Agronomists

Agronomists help farmers manage their crop with advice on everything from crop cultivars to fertilizer rates to marketing. It’s challenging to be an expert on everything, but a few core competencies can go a long way to improving the level of service. Agronomists are also responsible for communicating environmental best practices. Along with fertilizer rates […]

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Pulse Width Modulation For Newbies

I was recently asked to describe Pulse Width Modulation to a non-farming audience. My instinct was to send them back to what we’d already written about the topic on Sprayers101, here and here. But on reviewing the material, I soon realized that most of our posts assume a certain amount of basic knowledge and understanding. What […]

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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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A New Way to Purchase Sprayers

I always await a trade show with excitement. Everyone’s going to be there, showing their latest and greatest. You see old friends. And of course, trade-show food. Every year, I search for the Fiddle Sticks I learned to love in the 80s. They’ve been replaced by the Pocket Dawg, it seems. Not the same. Touring […]

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Capstan Calibration Chart (with Pressure Drop)

Pulse-width Modulated flow control allows you to change travel speed by a factor of about five without a change in spray pressure.  This chart shows which nozzle flow rates to use. Note the significant pressure drop across the Capstan solenoid.  This value must be added to the cab spray pressure, as explained here. Capstan Tip […]

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