Exploding Sprayer Myths (ep.12): The Buffer Zone

In this episode of Exploding Sprayer Myths we reduce a complicated best practice to black and white… literally. Watch as Jason and Tom get a creepy lesson in the do’s and do not’s of no-spray areas. Under the watchful eye of Dr. Jim Todd (OMAFRA Industrial Crops Specialist and Rod Serling cos-player), brace yourself as […]

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What is Delta T and why is it important for spraying?

Humidity is important in spraying. With the average tank of pesticide being 90 to 99.5% water, evaporation plays an important role in both droplet size and active ingredient concentration. Low humidity causes droplets to evaporate faster, potentially increasing drift and reducing uptake. But relative humidity (RH) isn’t the best way to measure this effect because […]

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The Misplay of our Generation

We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run. –Amara’s Law of Computing We tend to overestimate the effect of a stewardship mistake in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run. –Wolf’s Adaptation of Amara’s Law to Agricultural Stewardship […]

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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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Exploding Sprayer Myths (ep.8): Volume

In this episode of Exploding Sprayer Myths, we lay out four steps to determining the most appropriate spray volume required to achieve good coverage. Understand how the product works Understand the target Understand droplet behaviour Understand the plant canopy Joined by Syngenta’s show-stealing Dr. Doug Baumann, and with the help of a lot of caffeine, we […]

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