Category: Nozzles

Canola School: The two parts to a proper spray tank cleanout

Most problems around the farm are better prevented than solved, especially when it takes two weeks for the problem to show up. In this Canola School episode, we talk to Tom Wolf with Agrimetrix and Sprayers101.com about the importance of properly cleaning out your sprayer. “There are usually two parts to a cleanout. The first… Read more »

Spray Tips Special Edition: Choosing the right water volume

Higher water volumes are always best when spraying crops. Right? Actually, that’s a myth. In this episode of Spray Tips Special Edition we find our Sprayers101.com dynamic duo – Tom Wolf of AgriMetrix, and Jason Deveau of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs – enjoying a well-deserved coffee break. Enjoying their java, the spray… Read more »

Spray Tips Special Edition: Is Your Boom Too High?

High or low, the height of your sprayer boom doesn’t really matter. Right? Actually, that’s a myth. Welcome to a new season of Spray Tips Special Edition. In our first episode we find our dynamic duo of Sprayers101.com, Tom Wolf of AgriMetrix, and Jason Deveau of Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, bickering over… Read more »

Wheat Pete’s Word, March 22: Episode 100 Tackles Snirt, Early Fertility Applications, Sulphur Forms and More

Ladies and gentlemen, farmers and agronomists, we’ve hit triple digits! That’s right, this week’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word is number 100, and from all of us here at RealAgriculture thank you for following along and making this podcast a huge success in a short time. Host Peter Johnson has made the most of this… Read more »

Deere Aims for Accuracy with New Nozzle Control

John Deere’s new intelligent nozzle control system promises to help sprayer operators maintain consistent droplet size and pattern through a range of speeds, while reducing overlaps, skips, and drift. The ExactApply system was unveiled earlier this year at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa. In this video, John Deere product manager Lydia Thomas explains… Read more »

Case IH Brings AIM Command Flex to 2017 Sprayers

Case IH has unveiled its latest offering in spray technology, known as AIM Command Flex. All 2017 Patriot sprayers will come factory-equipped with the nodes required to run the ISO Virtual Terminal (VT) compatible Flex system, explains Mark Burns, Case’s marketing manager for application equipment, in this video. “It’s the new generation of spray technology… Read more »

Spray Guys — Why Do Farmers Get So Excited About Sprayers?

There’s something about sprayers that makes them a “farmer magnet,” as Tom Wolf describes them. Tom and his “Exploding Spray Myths” partner-in-crime from OMAFRA, Jason Deveau, stopped by the RealAg studio at FarmTech to chat about what it is about pipes and pumps and nozzles that had farmers rappelling in from the ceiling (apparently) to get a… Read more »

Seletron System Offers Individual Nozzle and Pressure Control

Individual nozzle control is becoming a reality, or at least an option, when it comes to applying pesticides with precision. Although they don’t have a major presence in Canada, Italian spraying technology manufacturer Arag has been selling its Seletron control system for several years. With individual nozzles that are automatically activated by a GPS-linked controller in the cab,… Read more »

Spray Tips Special Edition: Driving Fast Saves Time…Right?

Myth Explosion: Fast is the best way to spray.  In this Spray Tips Special Edition episode, Sprayers101.com Star Wars geeks Tom Wolf and Jason Deveau use The Force to explode yet another spray myth. It all starts a long time ago in a soybean field far, far away…. In an attempt to get more done… Read more »

Agritechnica 2015: Canadian Companies Reaching Farmers Around the World

You may think of them as a local manufacturing company employing local people selling to local farmers, but many Canadian agriculture companies have a presence that extends well beyond their backyards. Their global reach was evident at Agritechnica — the world’s largest ag machinery show held in Germany earlier this month — as 65 Canadian companies set up… Read more »

Spray Tips Special Edition: Does Cab Pressure Equal Boom Pressure?

It’s easy to keep track of nozzle pressure on your sprayer. All you have to do is keep one eye on the pressure indicator, right? Actually, that’s a myth. The dynamic duo from sprayers101.com are back for another episode of Exploding Sprayer Myths. In this outing, Tom Wolf of AgriMetrix and Jason Deveau of OMAFRA… Read more »

Spray Tips Special Edition: My Rate Controller Calibrates my Boom…Right?

Set it and forget it — if you’ve got your rate controller set on the sprayer, you can rest assured that each nozzle is spraying the correct volume, right? Actually, that’s a myth. The dynamic duo of Sprayers101.com, Tom Wolf, of AgriMetrix, and Jason Deveau, of OMAFRA, have teamed up with RealAgriculture to bring you… Read more »

New National Online Resource Helps Farmers Brush Up on Sprayers 101

You know them as @Nozzle_Guy and @Spray_Guy on Twitter, but Tom Wolf and Jason Deveau are also now hosting a national, online sprayer- and spraying-focused resource, Sprayers101.com. Ontario’s Deveau, spray application specialist with the ministry of agriculture, food and rural affairs, and Saskatchewan-based Wolf, have teamed up to provide a unique one-stop-shop for those looking… Read more »

TechTour: Raven’s Hawkeye Precision Nozzle Control

How far off are we from having individual nozzle shut-off and control? We’re not there yet, says Doug Prairie, with Raven, but new nozzle controls systems are improving spray precision dramatically. In this episode of  TechTour, brought to you by Dow AgroSciences, Prairie sits down with Real Agriculture founder Shaun Haney to talk Raven’s new… Read more »

3 Tools (Toys?) to Line up Ahead of The Spray Season

Sometimes it’s the little things that go unnoticed that actually have a big impact. Who hasn’t been waylaid by one tiny little part that breaks or goes missing? Big-picture considerations are important too, but the devil, as they say, is in the details. When it comes to spraying, details can easily be overlooked. When’s the… Read more »