Producers strive to optimize yields, while maximizing the efficiency and minimizing waste with each spray pass. Selecting the right nozzles and adjuvants for spray mixes is important for efficient and effective crop management. Martin Carr, agronomy manager with WinField United Canada, says the decision making process when it comes to sprayer nozzles includes looking at… Read More

The topic of soil compaction often arises when talking about the heaviest of farm machinery — four-wheel drive tractors, grain carts/buggies, and manure spreaders — but sprayers should also be at the forefront when it comes to trying to minimize compaction. After all, with some sprayer tanks now exceeding 2,000 gallons and booms extending upwards… Read More

Several organizations have come together to offer farmers in Ontario support in reducing the risk of off-target pesticide application through the Be Drift Aware campaign. Drift is the unintentional aerial movement of plant protection products away from the intended target. It is an issue that can impact crop yield, crop quality and input costs. Drift… Read More

Precision Planting made its first venture into the sprayer technology market in North America in 2022 when it unveiled several products focused on improving sprayer operation and data collection. Fast forward to 2024 and Tremont, Illinois-based company is now forging into the European spraying market with its Symphony nozzle control system — designed to maintain constant… Read More

When it comes to spraying crops, European farmers want accuracy and the ability to effectively control rates as they travel through the field. North American farmers have similar spraying goals, but the size and capacity of equipment differs considerably from one continent to the other. In this report from Agritechnica in Hanover, Germany, John Deere… Read More

Drones are flying everywhere these days but farmers can’t use them to spray pesticides on their crops. It’s illegal to fly unmanned aerial vehicle (UAVs) for applying crop protection products in Canada and it’s likely to stay that way for a couple of years. Why are drones still grounded for spray application? The answer is… Read More

Designed by Stara, Brazil’s largest agricultural machinery manufacturer, the Imperador 4000 sprayer claims to feature the world’s only centrally-mounted boom. The sprayer was introduced in 2010 with a mid-mount boom between the two axles, designed deliver more stability, better targeting and higher spraying quality, says Stara’s export area manager Douglas Fernandez. In this report from… Read More

It’s taken a few years, but John Deere has quickly evolved its See & Spray technology, moving from broadcast and targeted spraying of fallow ground to weed identification and targeted spraying in-crop. In this report from Agritechnica, Deere product marketing manager Solenne Bourgeois discusses how the company has combined its ExactApply system with camera technology… Read More

Spraying enthusiasts visiting Agritechnica 23 had plenty of good things to say when visiting the Agrotop location to check out the company’s easyFlow M self-cleaning chemical transfer system. All the chatter prompted RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney to ask Agrotop’s export manager Joachim Herfort for a hands-on demonstration of how the closed, contamination-avoiding and self-cleaning transfer system… Read More

Every sprayer operator has the ability to mitigate sprayer drift. The first and easiest thing an operator can do is change their droplet size. “It’s simple physics,” says Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs application technology specialist Jason Deveau. “When you go to a larger droplet, it’s more likely to continue to travel… Read More

 

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