What’s with dew? – Tips with Tom #9

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When warm air is cooled, it loses some of its moisture-holding capabilities. This change often occurs at night, when plants (and other objects) cool. Once the temperature of the surface of the leaves, for example, drops below the dewpoint, it causes water to condense, forming the shiny dew that causes so many to question early […]

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Exploding Sprayer Myths (ep.10): Airblast Coverage

Here in Episode 10 of Exploding Sprayer Myths we’ve coaxed @Nozzle_Guy back into the orchard. This is part two of a two-part mini series on airblast calibration. In Episode 9 we talked about air settings and travel speed, and now we’re tackling nozzling and coverage. But here’s the twist: Rather than use spray math to […]

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Dual Fan Nozzles in Broadleaf Crops

The location of water-sensitive papers in the potato plant canopy. Two plants were papered for each nozzle.

Wondering which (if any) dual fan nozzle to buy? Symmetrical? Alternating floods? Asymmetrical? Well, first, understand they are intended for vertical targets, like wheat heads.Here’s a diagram of how they are (ideally) supposed to work: Here’s our very own @Nozzle_Guy, Dr. Tom Wolf to tell you all about them. Now understand they don’t seem improve […]

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Exploding Sprayer Myths (ep.9): Airblast Air

In this, the season three finale of Exploding Sprayer Myths, we join Jason and the Tom-inator as they “tackle” airblast air settings. There are a whole suite of articles dedicated to this topic, linked below the video. It is, arguably, the most important adjustment you can make to an airblast sprayer. Will there be more […]

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