It’s been a few years since DOT, the autonomous farm robot now owned by Raven Industries, made waves in the ag industry. Now that it’s had a chance to run, how does it fare in the field? Daniel Stefner, fourth year Bachelor of Applied Science agribusiness major student at Olds College, recently joined Shaun Haney… Read More

John Deere’s line-up of Hagie self-propelled sprayers is all new — except for the boom. Deere says its Hagie STS sprayers have been rebuilt from the ground up; however, growers will recognize its signature forward-facing spray boom. Joel Basinger, marketing manager for John Deere, says three new self-propelled  models, STS12, STS16, and STS20, are available with… Read More

John Deere’s new See & Spray Select technology will give farmers the ability to identify weeds, spot spray herbicide, and reduce non-residual, pre-emergent herbicide use by 77 per cent, the company says. Deere officially launched the commercial sale of the technology today during the annual Commodity Classic. It will be available on the company’s 400… Read More

Pentair Hypro, manufacturer of irrigation pumps, sprayer pumps, and sprayer nozzles, has released its most drift-reducing nozzle to date. The Ultra Lo-Drift Max nozzle provides up to 95 per cent drift reduction, compared to the company’s flat fan 03 nozzle, Pentair says. A FastCap version utilizes SnapLock cap technology, which reduces the installation torque requirement… Read More

It’s time for Day 6 of the virtual Ontario Diagnostic Days! This week we’ll look at effective sprayer applications with a focus on fungicides. We’ll call on Ontario researchers and extension specialists to tackle everything from identifying disease and selecting control products to evaluating spray coverage and choosing the right application method. The line-up includes… Read More

Lemken has announced that the company is exiting the sprayer business. The company says it plans to “strengthen its mechanical weed control, plus selective crop care business” instead. Lemken’s sprayer line-up was never sold in North America, but it does indicate the direction that some manufacturers may take due to the increased appetite for mechanical… Read More

As technology advances, spot sprayers are becoming more and more of a viable option — a helpful evolution given the advent of herbicide resistance and the increased focus on environmental stewardship. Trimble has added to the Weedseeker line up with an updated version of the spot-spraying system, dubbed the Weedseeker 2. The tech is mounted… Read More

Amazone’s largest trailed sprayer is offering a few new features, including the ability to quick load. Unveiled in 2011, the UX 11200 has an 11,200 litre capacity, with Super-L2 sprayer booms from 24 to 40 metres. According to the company, its triple pump system provides a suction capacity up to 900 litres per minute. “It’s… Read More

A new sprayer prototype built through the collaboration of three companies, is looking to lower the cost of production and protect the environment by providing real time detection and spray application of weeds in row crops. Developed through the joint efforts of Amazone, Bosch and xarvio, SmartSprayer uses software based on economic thresholds to make… Read More

Re-designed for the North American market, Equipment Technologies’ series of hydrostatic sprayers offers operators strength, stability, and performance. “We launched the line for sale about two years ago in North America,” says Matthew Hays, CEO, Equipment Technologies.  “We’re in the process of setting up dealers. We’ve sold probably 30 units so far.” The Bruin HS1100… Read More

 

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