Spray Tips with Tom Wolf — Ep. 5: Selecting the Right Boom Height for Each Sprayer

What’s the right choice for nozzle fan angle? 80 degrees or 110 degrees? That’s this Spray Tips’ Question of the Week and that discussion leads very nicely into the topic of this episode — ideal boom height.

How do we select the right boom height? Nozzle fan angle does play a role, but so does the type of sprayer you run and, more importantly, the height that creates the best overlap pattern. In this Spray Tips, Tom Wolf, spray application specialist with AgriMetrix Research and Training, explains the drift risks and realities of boom height settings on high clearance sprayers, why high-set booms can negate the benefits of certain nozzle designs and why low-drift nozzles need 100% overlap. Then, it’s off to the white board to illustrate the relationship between nozzle spacing and ideal boom height.

Looking for more Spray Tips? View the entire Spray Tips with Tom Wolf series by clicking here!

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